Transcript for Man Trapped Under Truck Survives for Nearly 8 Hours in Cold
to you and this is an astonishing tale. A man trapped under his truck frozen to the icy ground for hours. This morning, he is lucky he is alive to tell his story. It was monday and with record-setting cold gripping the nation, truck driver tim rutledge pulled over at this truck stop in indiana to fix his brakes. But while under the truck, the vehicle shifted. It caught my left side and my left arm was pinned by the axle of the truck. Reporter: With the windchill reaching 42 below zero, tim became stuck, frozen to the pavement where he remained trapped for nearly eight hours. I was yelling but nobody could hear me. Reporter: What led to tim's rescue is just as miraculous as his survival. That's the only morning he never really called me. Reporter: Sensings is was wrong his wife at home a thousand miles away in orlando, florida, began calling tim's cell phone relentlessly. The vibration eventually shaking it loose from his jacket, still unable to reach the phone, tim was able to dial using voice command. I says, whoever this is, whatever you do don't hang up the phone. If they hung up the phone it was going to be my last chance to talk to anybody. Reporter: Tim not knowing who he had called reached his supervisor who figured out his location and called for help. Rescuers had to cut him out of his clothes to get him out but rutledge says he's never felt so reliev relieved. I bet and he is expected to be released from the hospital today and on the first flight back to his home in orlando, enjoy the sun, well deserved. Down in florida but to have that voice command on his phone, whoo. I know. I thought the same thing. Oh, boy, okay. Thanks, lara.
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