Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Herald-Palladium: Emergency responder

Nursing student's Good Samaritan act credited with saving bleeding man on Benton Harbor street

BENTON HARBOR - Nursing student Dowin Coffy wasn't obligated to stop when he saw a man lying on Empire Avenue severely bleeding Sunday night, but he decided to put his medical knowledge to use. . . Coffy said he was driving home around 11:30 p.m. after watching fireworks in St. Joseph when he spotted McClinton, who was surrounded by about a dozen people, some of whom had wrapped a shirt around the wound. Coffy, a fifth-year nursing student at Andrews University who is scheduled to graduate in May, said from the amount of blood spurting from the wound it appeared that an artery had been ruptured. Coffy said McClinton's eyes were glazed, a symptom of shock due to loss of blood. Read more.

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