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Postal carrier Fernando Garcia was working his route in Norwalk on Friday when he heard cries for help and saw the man on the ground covered in blood.
A quick-thinking Garcia took off his leather belt and fashioned a tourniquet with it to stop the injured man from bleeding to death, CBS 2 Los Angeles reports.
“Looped it through the hole, put it around his arm, tighten it as best as I could, and just wrapped it up,” he told the station. “And held it there as best as I could.”
Garcia said he got the idea to use his belt from watching movies, according to the station.
LASD Norwalk Station posted,
EVERY DAY HERO-A male accidently cut himself w/a chainsaw. Luckily Mail Carrier Mr. Garcia heard the family's screams & sprung into action using his belt as a tourniquet 2 stop the bleeding on the man's arm. Man has good prognosis due 2 Mr. Garcia's actions. pic.twitter.com/mzO7AzY9No
— LASD Norwalk Station (@NorwalkLASD) October 9, 2020
They said the injured man was expected to recover thanks to Garcia.
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