Man tells how he saved shot cy­clist

JonJon Pi­etersen has de­scribed on his Face­book pro­file how he saved a cy­clist shot in an ap­par­ent rob­bery.

The Citizen (KZN) - - FRONT PAGE -

Swift ac­tion by a cou­ple of na­ture lovers may have saved the life of a cy­clist af­ter he was shot in Krugers­dorp on the West Rand on Satur­day in an ap­par­ent rob­bery.

Ac­cord­ing to an en­try on JonJon Pi­etersen’s Face­book pro­file, he and his friend were driv­ing around search­ing for hik­ing spots when they came across the cy­clist, who had ap­par­ently been robbed and shot mul­ti­ple times.

“I was driv­ing with my friend Eleonora Del Grosso look­ing for new hik­ing spots. We turned off to­wards Krom­draai on the West rand, when a kilo­me­tre down the road I heard some­one cry out ‘help me!’” Pi­etersen’s post reads.

“I looked out the win­dow and saw a cy­clist ly­ing on the ground bleed­ing. They had shot him twice, in the leg and in the back. I only had a rub­ber glove, a towel and box tape to work with.

“I man­aged to stop the bleed­ing on his leg with the towel, stick my fin­ger into his back wound and then saw blood com­ing out his stom­ach. The bul­let went straight through,” the Face­book post said.

As Pi­etersen worked to stop the bleed­ing, more mo­torists pulled up and pro­vided more first-aid sup­plies. Pi­etersen says they man­aged to sta­bilise the vic­tim un­til paramedics ar­rived.

Spokesper­son for Net­care 911, Shawn Herbst, said re­ports in­di­cated that a 50-year-old male had been shot mul­ti­ple times in a sus­pected rob­bery. He was treated on the scene and air­lifted to hos­pi­tal. –Cit­i­zen Re­porter

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