WATERHILL, Tenn. – A Middle Tennessee teen is alive, thanks to Siri.
Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray says the voice recognition service on his iPhone — famously named Siri — called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs.
Ray tells media outlets that a jack collapsed, pinning him under nearly 5,000 pounds 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.