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article imageBadly burned New Hampshire man thanks Siri for saving his life

By Arthur Weinreb     May 15, 2017 in Technology
Wilmot - A man who was badly injured in an explosion is crediting the iPhone app Siri for saving his life. His hands were too badly burned to be able to dial 911 for assistance.
On May 1, Christopher Beaucher, of Wilmot, New Hampshire, was checking on his mother’s cottage that was vacant and for sale. When he arrived at the property, he noticed something suspicious so he decided to go inside. When he turned on the light switch, there was an explosion and the cottage burst into flames.
Beaucher received severe burns to his face and hands. He said, “The whole place caught fire. Part of it collapsed while I was in it during the initial explosion so I really couldn’t tell where I was.”
Beaucher managed to get out of the inferno and reached his Land Rover where his cellphone was. But he was unable to dial 911 because his hands were too badly burned. And he felt he was going into shock. But he was still able to use the virtual assistant app on his iPhone and told Siri to call 911. The virtual assistant made the call for him.
Despite his condition, the New Hampshire man told WMUR, “I had the presence of mind to use Siri to at least call 911.” Beaucher said he is extremely lucky to be alive and credits the app with saving his life.
Beaucher is currently being treated for his burns at Massachusetts General Hospital but he is optimistic. He said, “You know, I’m going to be OK after all of this. It’s just going to take a while.” Beaucher hopes to return to his job as a cook and tend to his farm. A GoFundMe page has been started to help Beaucher with his medical bills.
This is not the first time Siri has come to the rescue. In March, a four-year-old boy's mother collapsed and he thought she was dead. He managed to unlock his mom's phone and told Siri he needed help.
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Authorities are still investigating, trying to determine the cause of the explosion.
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