A British bodybuilder says he owes his life to Alexa after he fell down his stairs and crushed his legs when he got up at night to walk his dog, according to a report.
Dante McNulty, 40, of Fordham, Cambridgeshire, slipped down the curved staircase “like an avalanche” and passed out in a kneeling position for six hours, Kennedy News reported.
The veins in the 230-pound man’s legs burst due to the enormous pressure, which blocked the blood flow and caused a life-threatening condition known as acute compartment syndrome, according to the outlet.
After regaining consciousness, the telecom engineer said he couldn’t feel his legs and was only able to shout to the Amazon device to call a friend, who alerted rescuers.
“On the way to surgery they wanted me to sign this disclaimer saying they had my permission to amputate my legs if need be, so I was worried,” McNulty said.
“They explained to me that I had severe