A postal worker helped save a man who had cut himself with a chain saw on October 9, 2020, in Norwalk, California.
Postal carrier Fernando Garcia was on his route in Norwalk when he heard a call for help. When he got close to the source, he found a man on the ground.
“When he turned around, I saw that he was holding his left arm,” Garcia said. “And he was just covered in blood.”
The victim had accidentally cut his arm with a chain saw while working behind his sister’s home. Garcia jumped into action by creating a tourniquet with his belt until paramedics got there.
“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 victim’s family said the man is going to be OK. Garcia said he got the idea to use his belt from watching movies.
After his heroic act, he went to Target to get a new belt and shirt and continued his route – re-enforcing the meaning of “essential worker,” according to the CBSLA KCAL 9 report.