“Siri, call 911.”
That’s what a man in Charles City, Iowa yelled after his car plunged into an unfriendly river.
Gael Salcedo, 18, was back reference to his mannerism to North Iowa Area Community College subsequent to his Jeep hit a patch of ice around the road, according to CNN affiliate KIMT. Salcedo worthless control of his car — he turned to the right and from there, all went blurry, he said. His car, even though, plummeted into the Winnebago River.
“I didn’t know where I was going and later I just didn’t know what to reach. I was just thinking in my head ‘I think I’m going to die,'” he told KIMT.
Salcedo rolled the windows beside, frightened that his car would sink. The ice and water surrounding him were out cold deadening temperatures, according to KIMT.
He couldn’t locate his phone, for that excuse he did the once-door big have an effect on: He used Siri.
Officials once the Mason City Fire Department arrived at the scene nimbly, but the river current immobilized the driver’s side relationships shut.
There were no extra options — Salcedo had to stroll out, Lt. Craig Warner subsequently than the Mason City Fire Department told KIMT.
“My hands were freezing. I couldn’t mood my legs anymore, as a result I was struggling a lot and the water was just hence sealed,” Salcedo told KIMT. “I kept tripping, and I had the boy urge behind reference to going on me taking place a bunch of era and I used every one my strength to do something out of the water.”
With Warner’s assist, Salcedo made it out of the river and into the ambulance. He was treated for astonishment and released from the hospital just a few hours in the isolate ahead, according to KIMT.