Attack victim grateful to Guardia Civil
THE VICTIM of a violent attack at a Nijar service station has credited the quick actions of local Guardia Civil officers with saving his life.
“If it hadn’t been for them I would have bled to death from the neck”, the young man wrote in a letter he sent to the municipal Guardia Civil chief.
It was a member of the public who alerted the Guardia there was a man lying on the ground at the San Isidro petrol station with a gash to his neck which was bleeding profusely.
When the patrol arrived they found him in a pool of blood. The officers grabbed a toilet roll, and while one of them kept pressure on the wound the other called out an emergency healthy team.
Seeing that the victim was still losing a lot of blood they got a service station employee to get clean clothes to better cover the wound.
While waiting for the health team to arrive the officers talked to the young man to keep him calm. He told them someone he only knew by their first name had attacked him with a broken bottle after they got into an argument.
When the health team got there they told the officers their actions had saved the victim’s life.
He spent five days in hospital recovering from his injury, for which he had to undergo an operation. Throughout that time the Guardia officers stayed in touch to check how he was getting on.
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