- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

HELENA, Ala. (AP) - Helena police say they believe training they received just weeks ago helped save a crash victim’s life.

The police department said in a news release that Sgt. Charles Hudson on Sunday afternoon was able to apply his newly issued rescue tourniquet to treat a man’s severed arm so as to stop the victim’s bleeding until paramedics arrived.

Authorities say the unidentified 62-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital in critical, but stable condition.

Police say Helena offices underwent training two weeks ago to learn how to use the tourniquet and apply basic trauma medical care.

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