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Utah woman helps save man who stepped on explosive in Central Park

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 14:43:56-04

NEW YORK CITY, New York – A man may lose his foot after stepping on an explosive in Central Park on Sunday but a Utah woman was the first to give him aide.

Makayla Riddle from North Salt Lake was walking through Central Park when she heard a loud boom which she says was “almost like a cannon”.

Riddle told Fox 13 News that her and her mother immediately ran from the sound.

While her mom called 911, Mikayla said she was the first one the victim saw.

Riddle said, “We noticed a mans belt and thought [of a] tourniquet. After that I ran to the street to yell for people to flag down the ambulance and cops yelling for nurses, doctors [or] anything.”

According to Mikayla, 2 nurses then came to assist her and make sure the crowd of people kept their distance from the injured man.

Riddle also said, “When I heard the sirens I sprinted to the street, and flagged the cops, then soon paramedics came and now he’s at the hospital.”