Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion

Beaucher's face and hands were badly burned but he somehow asked his iPhone's voice-controlled virtual assistant Siri to call 911

15 May 2017 | 16:49

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 15 May 2017 | 16:49

CEO Tim Cook talks about Siri during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 7, 2012. (Reuters Photo)

WILMOT, New Hampshire: A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life.

Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside.

He tells WMUR-TV when he switched on a light, the house exploded into flames.

Beaucher's face and hands were badly burned. He grabbed his cellphone but was unable to dial because of his injuries. He says he somehow asked his iPhone's voice-controlled virtual assistant Siri to call 911, believing he was going into shock.

Beaucher is still undergoing treatment for his injuries but says he hopes to return to his job as a cook and tend to his farm.

Authorities are still investigating the explosion.

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