Brekky Wrap: Siri Saved Teen's Life As He Plunged Into River

All the news you need to know this Friday.

A student owes his life to Siri, after using it to call emergency services when his car left the road and plunged into an icy river in Iowa.

Gael Salcedo,18, was driving to class when he hit a patch of ice and lost control of his vehicle.

"I turned to the right and from there, everything just went blurry. I didn't know where I was going and then I just didn't know what to do. I was just thinking in my head 'I think I'm going to die," he told KIMT3.

As his Jeep began to sink, Salcedo rolled down the windows as he searched for his phone.

"I lost my phone and since I couldn't find it, I was like 'Hey Siri, call 911.' And once Siri called, that's when I found my phone finally".

Thankfully he was rescued and taken to hospital where he was treated for shock.

Thankfully he's alive. Image: KIMT3

New Zealand police have launched a risky operation to retrieve the remaining bodies from the volcanic White Island.

It comes after a blessing was held at sea with the families of the victims.

At least eight people are thought to be on the island, including Australians, all are presumed dead.

Geologists say there is a 40 to 60 percent chance of another eruption.

Locals gathered to hold a vigil for the victims. Image: AAP.



Six Bodies Found On White Island In Risky Recovery Mission

New Zealand Police have confirmed six bodies have been recovered from White Island.

Dozens of flights have been cancelled ahead of strike action at airports around the country.

Jetstar baggage handlers are walking off the job today -- calling for better pay and conditions.

The airline's pilots will strike this weekend.

You can see the full list of cancelled flights here

Jetstar customers are urged to contact their airline. Image: Getty

Two men are fighting for life after a shooting in the NSW Blue Mountains.

Emergency crews were called to a Blackheath home early this morning following reports of gunfire.

A crime scene has been established.

The two men are fighting for life. Image: Getty

The future of Brexit is hanging in the balance with polls about to close around the U.K.

It's the country's third general election within five years.

A win for PM Boris Johnson is likely to end Britain's 46-year involvement with the EU.

One of these happy looking men will be U.K. Prime Minister by the weekend. Image: Getty

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Donald Trump on Twitter after he hit out at her Time magazine person of the year win.

The US president said she had an anger management problem and needed to chill.

The 16-year-old has updated her Twitter bio to read just that.

In sport, Australia will head into day two of the day-night test against New Zealand in Perth at four for 248.

Marnus Labuschagne helped pull the Aussies back on track with his third century of the summer.

He remains unbeaten on 110, alongside Travis Head on 18 not out.

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