Nearby doctor, staff help Ga. landscaper who slices arm

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:49 AM
Last updated 7:55 AM
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SMYRNA, Ga. — A plastic surgeon and his office staff came to the aid of a landscaper who nearly sliced off his arm with a power tool and nearly collapsed in a pool of blood in front of the doctor’s building in Smyrna.

 Filiberto Huaracha, tells WSB-TV the saw of a stone grinder ripped through his arm, nearly slicing it in two.

 Huaracha says he began running, spotted a sign for a doctor’s office about 500 yards away, and made it to the front walk of Dr. Keith Jeffords.

 Jeffords said his staff and even his patients helped in the rescue effort.

 Huaracha said Tuesday that surgeons at Grady Memorial Hospital were able to save his arm. He believes he probably would have died had it not been for Jeffords and others who helped.


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seenitB4 07/18/12 - 08:01 am
Thank goodness

Thank goodness he had help nearby....good luck to him.

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