August 17, 2015 2:38 pm
Updated: August 17, 2015 8:00 pm

Man whose truck fell on him says Apple’s Siri helped save his life


WATCH ABOVE: An 18-year-old man from Murfreesboro, Tennessee had his life saved by accidentally ‘butt-dialing’ Siri on his iPhone after being pinned under his truck. Hayley Mason reports.

WATERHILL, Tenn. – Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray says the voice recognition service on his iPhone, named Siri, called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs.

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Ray tells media outlets that a jack collapsed, pinning him under nearly 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of metal in a location where he couldn’t be easily seen or heard. He says he was trying to get free when he heard Siri activate.

He says: “I said ‘Call 911,’ and that was all it said.”

Rutherford County dispatcher Christina Lee says she first thought it was a mistaken pocket-dial, but then she heard his screams for help and sent crews, who rescued him.

Ray and Lee met Friday for the first time after the July 2 incident.

WATCH: Apple’s voice assistant Siri is known for being a little sassy from time to time – but this latest response is quite possibly the sassiest yet. Nicole Bogart reports.

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