KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who had a heart attack while he was shoveling snow is alive after his neighbors dug out a stuck ambulance.

Fire department spokesman James Garrett says the ambulance became stuck Tuesday while rushing to the man’s home. The rescue workers grabbed their gear and ran the rest of the way.

While treating the man inside his home, neighbors picked up their shovels. As many as 20 people helped excavate the stuck rescue vehicle and the man’s street.

Garrett says the man made it to a hospital and was recovering Wednesday.

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