Cell Tech directs efforts in Kim Family Rescue

Although the search for CNET Editor James Kim continues, his family has been found, in large part due to technology and the persistence of friends and family. The Kim family had missed a couple of turns as they traveled into an increasingly remote area of Oregon. The family had been traveling to see relatives for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

According to a report in the Seattle Times, Kim's cell phone helped direct the search effort:
Though the cellphone was not able to connect from the remote location, experts hired by the family were able to pin down a cellular tower that had picked up a signal from the phone. They then used a computer model to approximate the location of the cellphone, and that helped lead searchers to an area near Bear Camp Road, where Kati Kim and the children were found.

While Kim's wife and daughters have been flown to safety, the search for the journalist continues. He left the family vehicle in search of help three days ago.

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.