- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - A Bible study group in Portales is being credited with helping rescue a man pinned under a pickup truck.

Some members of the Church of the Nazarene rushed to the aid of the man Wednesday evening, lifting the vehicle off of him and pulling him to safety.

The Portales News-Tribune says 47-year-old John Reilly is in stable condition at a Texas hospital with a broken back and bruising on his face and chest, but is expected to recover.

He apparently became pinned face-down under his pickup after it popped into gear while he was making repairs at his house adjacent to the church.

About 10 church members managed to lift the truck high enough off Reilly for Nazarene pastor Johnny Pacheco to pull the injured man to safety.

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Information from: Portales News-Tribune, https://www.pntonline.com

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