Siri Comes to the Rescue of a 18-Year Old College Student Who Crashed into Freezing River

Siri is saving lives for a change. Mostly we hear about how Apple Watch saved people’s lives and now it is Siri that has saved a life. KIMT News has reported that an 18-year old college student by the name Gale Salcedo crashed his car into the Winnebago river. Apparently his car hit a patch of ice on the road and spun out of control.

The car skidded off and landed in the freezing Winnebago river. He rolled down the windows and started looking for his phone. Things escalated when he couldn’t find his phone. It was then that the 18-year old used Siri to call 911.

I turned to the right and from there, everything just went blurry. I didn’t know where I was going and then I just didn’t know what to do. I was just thinking in my head. I think I’m going to die

Thankfully the officials from the Mason City Fire Department quickly arrived on the scene, however, the river’s current prevented them from opening the door. Meanwhile, the water level starting rising forcing him to open the passenger door and walk across the river.

Explaining his ordeal, Salcedo said “My hands were freezing. I couldn’t feel my legs anymore, so I was struggling a lot and the water was just so strong.” He further added that “I kept tripping, and I had the guy help me up a bunch of times and I used all my strength to get out of the water.”

Salcedo was taken to a hospital and is said to be out of danger. It is always good to see how technology saves lives. Apple Watch has warned several users of impending heart conditions and also helped some call emergency services.

Apple products saved your life? or helped you to get out of a tricky situation? Share your experience in the comments below.

[via KIMT]