9 Saskatoon police officers lift car crushing man

Click to play video: '9 Saskatoon police officers lift car crushing man' 9 Saskatoon police officers lift car crushing man
WATCH: A Saskatoon police dashcam captures the rescue of a man pinned under a car – May 16, 2019

Nine Saskatoon police officers were recognized with exemplary service awards after helping rescue a man pinned under a car.

The dramatic rescue in September 2018 was caught on a police dashcam.

READ MORE: Saskatoon police lift vehicle off injured man, charge woman with impaired driving

A frantic 911 call came into police on Sept. 3 reporting that a man was pinned under a car in the 400 block of Confederation Drive.

The man was struggling to breathe, police said, and was slowly being crushed.

Nine officers lifted the car and held it up for one minute and 44 seconds so the man could breathe until firefighters could rescue him, police said.

Story continues below advertisement

“They do these things, they try to come up with innovative solutions to solving the problems that are before them and they see that as part of their job,” said police spokesperson Kelsie Fraser.

“They were just doing their job that night, and that’s what I think a lot of them would say. From a service perspective, we’re very proud that they would think, ‘Let’s try lifting a car off this person so they can continue to breathe.'”

READ MORE: Ministry of Labour investigating after man pinned under truck in Phelpston, Ont.

The video was released by the Saskatoon Police Service as part of National Police Week.

Sponsored content