American Red Cross honors man who helped save co-worker's life

WASHINGTON BOTTOM, W.Va. (WTAP) - A man is honored by the American Red Cross Tuesday evening for giving life-saving first aid to a co-worker whose arm was severed in an industrial accident.

Adam Hogue helped save Zach Jumper last February after Jumper's arm got caught in a machine and was completely severed.

Hogue applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and kept Jumper calm until EMS got there.

He was given the American Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action in a ceremony at Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department.

He was nominated for the national award by Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Garry Freed.

"If it wasn't for Adam throwing that tourniquet on as quick as he did, I would not be here," Jumper said.

Hogue's quick-thinking gave doctors the chance to reattach the limb. Jumper has had multiple surgeries had continues to regain partial use of his arm.

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