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Injured Hiker Saves Paramedic Sent To Rescue Him

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Injured Hiker Saves Paramedic Sent To Rescue Him

Someone's lucky!

A paramedic flying in on a helicopter to rescue a hiker with a broken leg needed his own paramedic when one of the helicopter blades hit him in the head!

What's lucky about that? It turns out, the guy with the broken leg was a doctor!

The hiker-turned hero, Dr. Jeremy Kilburn, explained that after the landing, he knew something was wrong. He says:

"You could just tell, because I’m watching them, that something’s gone horribly wrong. My best friend comes running up the hill with an ashen look on his face and says, ‘Dude, the rotor just hit this guy. I think he’s dead."

So the dude with the broken leg walked hobbled 100 yards to the chopper to rescue his rescuer!

Once he got to the unconscious paramedic Kilburn went straight to work. The doctor explains:

"He wasn’t breathing very well and there were periods he wasn’t breathing at all, and I was ready to start putting a tracheal tube down his airway when he started coughing and moving his hands."

The doctor, pilot and paramedic then took off for the hospital.

If it wasn't for the injured Doc, the rescuer would have never made it out alive. Then again, he wouldn't have even been there if it wasn't for him! LOLZ!

We'll call him a hero anyway!

[image via cbslocal.com]

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5 comments to “Injured Hiker Saves Paramedic Sent To Rescue Him”

  1. 1

    Incredible. I hope the guy is going to be ok..

  2. 2

    It was a CHP officer who had flown in on a helicopter and was struck in the head by the rotor blade as he exited the chopper to rescue the injured hiker. The hiker, was a Army Trauma Surgeon, and managed to crawl to the injured CHP officer and treated him for a skull fracture and serious head trauma. The Army Doctor was able to save the CHP Officer from death due to his skill and valor and the ability to over-come his injury (broken leg). Both men are TRUE heros and deserve more than this convoluted piece. This is the thing that action movies are made of but it's real life and REAL men. Not rapping, baggy pant wearing, reality "stars" but REAL men who get the job done. There is nothing sexier than that. REAL, brave, hard-working, intelligent men. I wish them both the best and hope the CHP Officer is doing well.

  3. 3

    A correction to my previous reply. The Doctor who saved the CHP Officer is an Air Force Officer, not an Army Officer.

  4. 4

    Re: NorCaliAli – Great post and I agree with you.

  5. anon says – reply to this


    Actually, I know this guy in real life. Yes, he is a member of the Air Force, but hes actually an EPIC DOUCHE, not a hero.