Siri saves man who was paralyzed following Jeep rollover in the freezing cold Nevada desert

A man who was 80% paralyzed after his Jeep rolled over in the Nevada desert, was saved by Siri. Facing a freezing cold night with just his dog and no one around for miles, Nate Felix yelled out for Siri to call 911 and that act saved his life.
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2. obedchuni

Posts: 308; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Well I think he was Lucky.

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Very lucky indeed. Siri apparently wasn't smart enough to call any of his contacts (according to the story)...but at least she knows how to dial 911.

20. Subie

Posts: 2272; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Alan wrote "none of the calls would go through". That most likely means no one answered. It doesn't mean Siri did not place the call. Even in the video the man said he had Siri place calls to people he knew but the calls would not connect(no one answered). IMO he should have dialed 911 first anyway.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's the very first thing he should've done. That's where the most help, and fastest response will come from.

48. Subie

Posts: 2272; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Agreed, especially considering his severe injuries. But who knows where his mind really was at given the impact his body took. I mean, the man was considering spending the night there...

47. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Fair enough. If that's really the case... hopefully his friends feel like ass hats for not answering their phones.

49. Subie

Posts: 2272; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If I was one of his friends I would be glad I did not respond. Considering his injuries, what would they have done had they gone out there? It could've made things worse had they not been equipped or trained to move him safely. And since they had to cut him out with the jaws of life, it would have also prolonged the inevitable. Ultimately the man got the help he really needed - from those he needed it from. IMO It was actually for the best that no one else responded...

4. sissy246

Posts: 6956; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am glad he is ok, that would have been awful for that little girl to lose her dad to. We own jeeps and first rule is don't go out alone if doing any trail rides in case something goes wrong. He was very lucky

12. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

And where in this story does it mention a daughter? I'm not researching this further. Without the child, and by your own rules, he might have been eligible for a Darwin Award.

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Watch the video provided above and you'll find your answer.

54. Brewski

Posts: 660; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

He said he was extra worried about his daughter because she already lost her mom (His wife) and he didn't want her to lose her dad as well.

29. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Jeeps are the most useless vehicles (used by civilians) ever made. People who use them are just basic.

34. sissy246

Posts: 6956; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO What a dumb post

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Totally dumb, and off base. It’s like, why did he even need to say that. Jeeps are for people that want them.

46. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

He just wanted to indirectly insult and bait sissy after she mentioned having a jeep.

6. P20prouser

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 10, 2018

Wonderful story, thanks to our smartphones

7. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Siri didn't save his life, he saved his own life using a tool he had available.

10. Saioofi

Posts: 327; Member since: May 23, 2014

Would you say the same if it was google assistant or bixby instead? Thought so.

17. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5483; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

If I were in an accident and was able to call 911 (or in my case 112) through an assistant, I would be grateful for the rescue people to come in time and have the expertise to save my life, not my phone. It's like religious people who pray to god and then thank god for saving them, instead of the medical personnel

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I see your meaning, since he posted a pic of his phone, but not one with the people who actually rescued him.

36. sissy246

Posts: 6956; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This is true He should also at least give the rescuers some credit.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did Siri cut him out of the Jeep? Did Siri transport him to the hospital? Siri simply executed the command it was given. The responders saved his life.

11. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

And of course only an iPhone can intercept shrapnel. The story used to be pocket bibles.

13. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

If it were with an Android, Google assistant would do the same thing.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But it wasn't. Give credit where it's do dude. Don't be like the Big 8 haters.

30. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Didn’t Google remove voice activation when phone screen is off?

52. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5483; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

No, they didn't. Only on the Pixel 3, they removed voice match which unlocks your phone by saying Ok Google. But you can still use the Google Assistant from the lock screen/turned off just not to bypass security anymore.

14. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

This seems like merchandise from Apple. ..

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No it's a true story, just Google his name.

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