Dispatcher helps rescue Florida driver stuck under truck in Indianapolils

INDIANAPOLIS - A Florida dispatcher is getting credit for helping to rescue a driver stuck under his truck in Indiana.

Dispatcher Steve Moseley of First Coast Express in Jacksonville, Fla., normally hears from driver Tim Rutledge ever morning, but he didn't hear from Rutledge until about 2 p.m. Monday. It turns out the 53-year-old Orlando, Fla., man had crawled under the truck to fix his brakes and became pinned under an axle during a winter storm.

Moseley stayed on the phone and reassured Rutledge while waiting for employees of the Pilot Travel Center in Whiteland to find him amid a sea of other trucks parked at the truck stop about 15 miles south of Indianapolis.

Finally, Moseley heard people over the phone calling out for Rutledge.

Moseley calls the rescue a miracle.

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