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Man Pinned Under Car Rescued

(HURON EAST, ON) – A citizen that heard a call for help and took some action led to the discovery of a man trapped beneath a vehicle early this morning in Seaforth.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a Seaforth resident that reported they could hear someone yelling for help. OPP officers responded to the Coleman Street area and soon after an officer started hearing the same calls for help. Shortly after the investigating officer tracked the sound to the Seaforth Lion’s Park on Huron Road where they found a male pinned beneath a four-door hatchback. 

Huron County Paramedic Services and Huron East Fire Department arrived on scene and the fire crew was able to jack up the car and safely remove the trapped man. The injured 34-year-old was transported to hospital where he was later treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators learned the victim had been doing some work on the exhaust of his car when the jack shifted causing the car to drop and trap him below.

Huron OPP would like to thank the caller for taking immediate action and making the call to police.