- Monday, 2 May 2011
may have saved stab victim's life
Quick action by a Hamilton bouncer may have saved the
life of a bar patron who could have bled to death after he
was stabbed several times in a fight in a city bar early on
Doorman Mikey Brown used his first aid training and a
towel he had in his back pocket to stem the flow of blood
after the Huntly victim was stabbed at Axces Bar in
Alexandra St at 2.30am.
The 19-year-old was bleeding profusely when he stumbled
out of the bar.
"I just saw all the blood on his shirt and because it was
so tight it was like it was keeping all the blood in," he
told the Waikato Times.
"When he took it off that's when it started pouring out.
Blood was coming from every gash. There was about five, I
think, one under his arm, two on his chest and a couple in
Mr Brown cleaned off the blood to find the wounds and
grabbed anything he could to stop the bleeding.
"I had a towel in my back-pocket so I used that to put
pressure on the wounds."
He said the bar did not have first aid material to deal
with stab wounds.
"But I have had first aid training as part of my job so
it was just my natural instinct to do what I did."
He said he did not move the victim because he was worried
movement would make things worse so he stayed with him as
police cleared the bar.
The injured man was taken to Waikato Hospital where he
had emergency surgery and was expected to recover.
The offender is still believed to be at large this