Locals in California are heaping praise on a local postal worker who helped a fellow on his route who had cut his arm with a chainsaw!
A United States Post Service mail carrier named Fernando Garcia helped stop the injured man’s bleeding after he accidentally cut himself in Norwalk, California. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station shared the news in a recent tweet.
According to the tweet, Garcia heard the man’s family screaming and used his belt as a tourniquet while help was on the way. The tourniquet helped stop the bleeding. According to the prognosis, Garcia’s actions helped make a difference in a positive outcome for the man’s health! While the man has not been identified, he has been released from the hospital.
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
Per CBSLA affiliate KCAL, Garcia was on a normal route when he heard cries for help.”When he turned around I saw that he was holding his left arm,” Garcia told the news station. “And he was just covered in blood.” And the idea for the tourniquet? According to Garcia, that idea came straight from the movies. He told KCAL, “[I] Looped it through the hole, put it around his arm, tightened it as best as I could, and just wrapped it up,” he said. “And held it there as best as I could.”
The Sheriff’s office wasn’t the only one to praise Garcia. The Postal Service also shared their gratitude, telling CNN in a statement, “We are very proud of letter carrier Fernando Garcia and thankful for his swift, heroic action in helping a customer in dire need of assistance. Our postal carriers truly are the eyes and ears in the community.”
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