Mansfield youth lucky to be alive

Just happened to be driving past and was flagged down, local doctor John Hall attended to throat cuts

A YOUNG 18-year-old Mansfield youth is very lucky to be alive following an accident in Kidston Parade last Thursday.

The youth fell through a large house window causing extensive cuts to his throat and body.

On hearing screams, neighbors rushed to the aid of the man, and as it happened local doctor John Hall was just driving past and was flagged down by one neighbor who recognised his car.

He rushed to the scene where he found the man bleeding extensively from three main cuts to his throat.

“There were no heroics in this, I just did what had to be done,” Dr Hall said on Monday.

“The boy was in a very bad way and someone had already grabbed a towel and was applying pressure, but this was not good enough.

“When you have extensive bleeding you need pressure but with a smaller pressure pad – the bigger the towel the less pressure can be applied and less can be seen to work around.”

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