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Henderson men save woman having medical emergency

Posted at 7:39 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 07:31:06-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, three men were in the parking lot at the Smith's on Green Valley Parkway in Henderson when they noticed an elderly woman on the ground outside of a Wendy's restaurant.

The men informed 13 Action News that they ran over to the woman and recognized that she might be suffering from heat stroke.

The trio then carried her inside the Wendy's where other employees jumped in. They brought her a wet towel, turned the air conditioning on high and called 911.

One of the men, Donsha Hutcherson, served in the Army for eight years and did two deployments in Iraq. He said his military training helped him know what to do in such a stressful situation.

"She stopped breathing, and that's when I gave her mouth to mouth, I gave her air," Hutcherson said.

He also said he couldn't feel a pulse, but when he gave her air, she took a breath.

"Inside, honestly, it was just me, her and God, I told her she would make it, and she would be okay," Hutcherson said.

The veteran says that after his service; he had never been put in a life or death situation like this.

First responders arrived minutes later and transported the woman to the hospital, but Hutcherson said he doesn't know anything about the victim. So, he now has a new goal of finding out if she is indeed alright.