Hero postal worker uses belt to stop chainsaw victim’s bleeding

Hero postal worker uses belt to stop chainsaw victim’s bleeding


This California postal worker knows how to deliver more than the mail while on duty – particularly in a medical emergency.

Fernando Garcia was making his rounds in Norwalk on Friday when he heard a man screaming for help.

“When he turned around I saw that he was holding his left arm,” Garcia told KCAL. “And he was just covered in blood.”

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The victim had accidentally cut his arm with a chainsaw near his sister Juanita Cabral’s home.

The quick-thinking letter carrier jumped into action and used his belt as a tourniquet before medics arrived, according to the station.

“Looped it through the hole, put it around his arm, tightened it as best as I could and just wrapped it up,” he told KCAL. “And held it there as best as I could.”

The LA County Sheriff’s Department was so impressed with Garcia’s heroics that the local watch commander tweeted a photo of him and the belt, which has

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