TRAVERSE CITY — Quick response and work by a couple of deputies saved a man trapped beneath a recreational vehicle.

A man working on an RV’s tire Thursday jacked up the vehicle and climbed underneath to place to jack stands. The stands fell off and the RV collapsed, trapping the 32-year-old Kingsley man beneath. A person inside heard the man’s calls for help and called 911.

Grand Traverse County sheriff’s Lt. Brian Giddis said deputies responded within minutes to the Smith Road location in East Bay Township, at about 10:30 a.m., and quickly dug a hole where they placed a jack to lift the RV and rescue the man.

The man did not suffer any broken bones, but Giddis reported bruising and soreness.

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