Paul Robertson, 52, was working underneath a Mercedes Sprinter in Scotland when the jack which was supporting the vehicle failed.
After crying for help, Jordan Coia came running and managed to single-handedly lift the van high enough for Paul to be pulled out.
The neighbour said: “I could see the guy’s legs sticking out from under the van and I realised that he was underneath.
“After moving my car, I lifted the van and a fellow neighbour lifted his leg out.
“I went into autopilot. I have never come across anything like this in my life and I hope to never come across it again.”
Two fire engines, an ambulance and a paramedic car, plus two marked police vehicles and one unmarked police car attended the scene.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 12.42 hours today to attend an incident at an address on Station Drive.
“We dispatched one ambulance and a trauma team to the scene.
“One male patient in his 50s was taken to Raigmore Hospital.”
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