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NHP trooper saves man on Las Vegas highway, credits training

Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 02:26:07-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An amazing rescue was caught on camera.

Newly-released body camera footage shows a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper performing chest compressions on a man after a crash on the 215 near the Airport Connector exit.

On March 24, Trooper Jacob Fisher responded to the crash scene and found people performing chest compressions on a man who was in and out of consciousness.

Fisher began assessing the patient and performing medical care.

You can see in the video the man is gasping for air and unable to talk. Fisher can be heard comforting the driver and telling him he was going to be okay.


Full video: NHP trooper rescue caught on camera

The man was then transported to Sunrise Trauma and released from the hospital 3 days later.

Trooper Jacob Fisher has been with NHP for 5 years and has been awarded 3 Life Saving Medals.

Two of those medals were received from 2 separate incidents where he applied a tourniquet to control bleeding to victims who were seriously injured in crashes.

One of the medals was awarded for his actions on October 1.

NHP says, he was one of the first Troopers on scene for the October 1 shooting. He was embedded in a fire team that helped clear out numerous strip hotels and casinos the night of October 1.

Fisher is Army veteran who is trained in combat medicine and is our lead trainer for training Troopers on basic medical care and life saving skills.