Mystery rescuers save life of Stevenage man
A MAN who suffered a serious injury to his leg in the early hours of Saturday owes his life to three mystery men who stopped to help him, says the ambulance service. Paramedics were called to the junction of Fulton Close and Argyle Way in Stevenage just a
A MAN who suffered a serious injury to his leg in the early hours of Saturday owes his life to three mystery men who stopped to help him, says the ambulance service.
Paramedics were called to the junction of Fulton Close and Argyle Way in Stevenage just after 12.30am.
Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson was first at the scene and said: "We believe the man had climbed over a fence on his way home from the leisure park when he injured his leg. When he walked down the road he collapsed and noticed he was bleeding."
Mr Sanderson said the injury was significant and required rapid treatment and hospital care.
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"The three men who stopped - one rang for an ambulance and one took off his jumper and applied direct pressure to the wound," said Mr Sanderson. "This simple intervention and having a basic knowledge of first aid has no doubt saved his life."
The injured man, who is in his 30s and from Stevenage, was discharged from Lister Hospital on Monday.
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The East of England Ambulance Service would like the three men who stopped to help to come forward to be commended for their actions.