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Tennessee teen saved by Siri
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A Middle Tennessee teen is alive. And it was thanks to Siri.
 
Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray says Siri called 911. It happened after his truck fell on him. He had been trying to make repairs on it. Siri is the voice recognition service on the iPhone
 
Ray told media outlets that a jack fell. That pinned him under nearly 5,000 pounds of metal. He was in an area where he could not be easily seen or heard. He says he was trying to get free. That is when he heard Siri start.
 
"I said 'Call 911.' And that was all it said," he said.
 
Christina Lee answered the call. She is a Rutherford County 911 operator. She says at first she thought it was a mistake. She thought it might be a pocket-dial. But then she heard his screams for help. So she sent crews. They rescued him.
 
She said she knew his general location from the cellphone signal. But Ray helped them find his exact position.
 
"The map got to his street. It got pretty close," Lee said. "But he was yelling his address. That was the best thing he could have done."
 
The volunteer firefighters arrived. They raised the truck back up with a jack. Then they pulled Ray out. He was under the truck for about 40 minutes.
 
"I could feel myself slipping," he said. "I was starting to accept that I would not get out."
 
Ray and Lee met Aug. 14. It was the first time they had seen each other after the July 2 accident.
 
Rick Miller is chief of trauma and surgical care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He said Ray had broken ribs. He had a bruised kidney. He had cuts. He had a concussion. He also had burns on one arm. Miller said Ray is lucky he was not hurt worse.
 
"Sometimes these crush injuries can be devastating and can kill you," Miller said. "I have never heard of a story where you can figure out a way to use Siri to call 911. And get yourself rescued."
 
Sam Ray said he is thankful to be alive.
 
"I guess I am stuck with an iPhone for the rest of my life," he said. "I owe them that."

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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Sam's message was sent in more than one form. Name two.
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COMMENTS (17)
  • zed-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:02 a.m.

    That pretty funny because he was saved by Siri. It was like a movie. Interesting and funny.

  • chue-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:06 a.m.

    The lucky guy !! His last whole life was saved by Siri !!

  • chloe-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:27 a.m.

    He could feel himself slipping and he will stuck with an iPhone for the rest of his life. It was an amazing that he can figure out a way to use Siri to call 911 and he get rescued himself.In my opinion, although he can avoid from the death, he should take care of himself slipping for the rest life.

  • lynn-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:35 a.m.

    CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION : Sam's message was sent in more than one form. Name two.

    Sam used two forms to get rescue. First he used the voice recognition service in iPhone called Siri to call 911 and screamed for help. Then he shouted aloud his address for the crews to know exactly where he had been struck.

  • vens-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:43 a.m.

    Sam sent his message to Siri and Chiristina Lee

  • john-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:44 a.m.

    It's very dangerous. Ray is very lucky.

  • kristine-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:56 a.m.

    One thing is that Christina Lee got his direction by his map and another thing is that Sam shouted his address.

  • emily-eri
    9/10/2015 - 05:57 a.m.

    oK!the first one is he called 911 & second, he screamed for help!

  • john-eri
    9/10/2015 - 06:08 a.m.

    " I guess I am stuck with an iPhone for the rest of my life".
    "I owe them that."

  • sithu-eri
    9/10/2015 - 06:08 a.m.

    Sent messages to Siri and Christina Lee to save him.

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