A frantic 911 call from Jeremy Renner‘s neighbor has revealed the anguished cries of the Avengers actor in the moments after he was crushed by a 14,330-pound snow plow.
The 52-year-old had been helping a stranded family member whose car had broken down close to his mansion near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, when he was run over by the Snowcat.
In audio released to TMZ Renner can be heard moaning repeatedly in the background of the emergency call as the neighbor, who remained nameless, explained his injuries.
Friends and family close to the ‘Bourne Legacy’ star said he ‘almost died’ waiting for help and that it could take up to ‘two years’ for him to recover from the blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries.
A frantic 911 call from a neighbor has revealed the anguished cries of Avengers actor Jeremy Renner, 52, in the moments after he was crushed by a 14,330lbs snowplow
In the audio clip the unidentified neighbor can be heard telling Renner to ‘lay still’ repeatedly while the emergency call operator asks him questions.
‘I need the address of the emergency please,’ the female operator can be heard saying to the male caller.
‘I told you,’ the male caller says sounding frustrated as Renner continues to moan in agony in the background.
‘I know, I just need to verify it, what is the phone number that you’re calling from,’ the female operator said.
‘Immediately, somebody has been runover by a Snowcat, hurry,’ he is heard saying.
‘Ok, what is the phone you’re calling from, just in case we get disconnected,’ she says.
The 52-year-old was airlifted to hospital after he was ‘crushed’ and ‘nearly died’ waiting for emergency services with friends and family reportedly saying he ‘nearly bled out’
‘Tell me exactly what happened,’ she is heard saying. The neighbor responded: ‘I don’t know, someone is in front of my house and he got run over by a Snowcat. He’s been crushed.’
‘Phone paramedics, ambulance,’ he said, being interrupted by the operator who is heard saying ‘everyone is on their way right now.’
A pause in the phone call gives way to the gurgling moans from Renner who friends said nearly ‘bled out’ during the incident.
‘Listen to me, you might want to get life line out here immediately,’ the audibly distressed neighbor is heard saying.
‘Ok, give me one second,’ the female operator says before asking ‘where is he bleeding from.’
The beloved star underwent two surgeries to place metal pins around his legs, along with chest surgery, after being left in critical condition following the frightening incident
‘I don’t know I can’t tell,’ the neighbor says before explaining that Renner is crushed on his right side on his chest, upper torso, and adds that his ‘ribs may be crushed.’
‘He’s got a headwound as well. Can you give me an ETA?’ he is heard saying in the recorded 911 call.
‘It’s hard to give an ETA just because the snow on the mountain I don’t know how quick they’re able to go,’ the female operator said as the neighbor explains that his breath is getting shorter.
‘How’s he doing?’ she is heard asking. ‘Shallow breath, a lot of pain, he’s conscious we have him covered in blankets, his heads covered, he’ll be drifting off.’
‘Is he starting to kind of drift off into sleep?’ she asks, to which the neighbor responds ‘yeah.’
Renner shared hospital footage of what appeared to be him getting wheeled in for either a CT scan or an MRI. He captioned the video: ‘I wish you all a very special night’
The audio makes it clear that the 52-year-old was in need of life-saving equipment and had been crying out in agony for over 15 minutes.
Renner was later airlifted to hospital from a private road blanketed in thick snow.
Footage shows the emergency helicopter taking off from the winter landscape and disappearing behind snow peaked mountains.
Renner’s condition has been described by sources close to the American actor as far more severe than had been previously been reported.
At the time, Renner’s representatives said he had suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and was in a critical but stable condition after surgery.
The Avengers star posted a photo of a snow covered mansion and wrote: ‘Missing my happy place’
Renner was hospitalized in the intensive care unit since New Year’s Day but has since returned home. He is seen here driving a plow in an old video posted on Instagram
‘It’s much worse than anyone knows. Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there,’ a source told RadarOnline.
‘The right side of Jeremy’s chest was crushed, and his upper torso had collapsed. He also had a bad head wound that was bleeding and a leg injury.’
The actor is reportedly aware he has a long road to recovery ahead of him, with friends saying it could take up to two years before he is back in fighting shape.
‘Jeremy was in a lot of pain, and was having difficulty breathing,’ a source told RadarOnline. ‘He knew he was in bad shape and that he might not make it out of this.
‘Word is the damage to Jeremy’s chest was so substantial it had to be reconstructed in surgery,’ the source continued.
Renner was trying to help a family member whose vehicle was trapped in the snow on New Year’s Day when he was run over by his snowplow
Renner was airlifted to a local hospital near his Lake Tahoe cabin shortly after the accident had occurred
‘So far, he’s had two surgeries and he will likely require more in the weeks ahead on his leg. Doctors tend to space out operations to allow time for the body’s natural healing process to kick in, and that’s the case here.’
Renner’s family members have been by his side including his mother Cearley and sister Kym, since the accident. They are helping to keep him entertained while the actor heals.
‘Jeremy’s doing OK. He’s pretty doped up and he’s got tubes to help him breathe, but he’s a fighter, and he’s determined to get through this.’
On Monday, Renner shared a photo of snowy setting in Lake Tahoe on social media.
The 52-year-old Mayor Of Kingstown actor said he was missing his ‘happy place’.
Renner is pictured at his home in 2017. He has told in the past of having to clear away the snow to gain access to the $3.25million property
The snowplow Renner was run over with weighs approximately 14,330 pounds
Last week, his sister, Kym, told People he is working hard to restore his health with therapy in a hospital.
‘If anyone knows Jeremy, he is a fighter and doesn’t mess around,’ she said.
‘He is crushing all the progress goals. We couldn’t feel more positive about the road ahead.’
The second season of the action star’s gritty drama, Mayor Of Kingstown, debuted on Paramount+ Sunday night, and a post about in on social media gave his friends and fans an opportunity to send more good wishes his way.
The actor was airlifted to a medical facility after being ‘completely crushed’ by a seven-ton snow plow at his cabin in Lake Tahoe at around 10am on New Years Day while attempting to tow a vehicle stuck in the snow.
He underwent surgery on January 2 and was required to stay at the intensive care unit following the medical procedure. He has now returned home.
A social media post about season two of Mayor of Kingstown gave friends and fans another opportunity to share their good wishes
The beloved star, who celebrated his 52nd birthday in the ICU on Saturday, underwent two surgeries to place metal pins around his legs, along with chest surgery, after being left in critical condition following the frightening incident.
Since his hospitalization, Renner has continued to share his personal updates to fans and followers on social media, which began with a selfie he had taken while resting in the ICU.
Notable bruises could be seen on his face, and the actor penned in the caption, ‘Thank you all for your kind words. I’m too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.’
He later shared a clip of himself being pampered by his supportive sister and mother as he received a relaxing scalp massage.
‘A ‘not no great’ ICU Day, turned to amazing spa day with my sis and mama. Thank you soooooo much,’ he penned in the caption of a tweet.
Last Friday, the Marvel star shared hospital footage of what appeared to be him getting wheeled in for either a CT scan or MRI on Friday.
Captioning the video of him getting wheeled toward a large high-tech imaging machine, Renner wrote: ‘I wish you all a very special night.’