Quick action by first responders helped save a woman’s life

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Quick action by Fayetteville police likely saved someone’s life the last week of April.

The Citizen was contacted by a local reader regarding the April 29 incident in which the victim may have tried to take her own life before she was rescued by “hero first responders,” as the emailer put it.

A spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department issued a statement the afternoon of May 3 in response to an inquiry from The Citizen. It confirmed most of the initial story while not releasing the name of the victim.

Officers responded at approximately 5:44 p.m. to a reported traffic collision near Lowe’s. Upon arrival, Officer Marcucci discovered immediately that one of the parties involved in the crash, identified only as “an adult female,” was suffering from an injury unrelated to the wreck that appeared to be self-inflicted.

“Without hesitation, Officer Marcucci correctly applied a tourniquet as the patient began losing consciousness,” according to the report.

The fire departments from Fayetteville and Fayette County both responded as well and continued to provide medical care for what was described as “the life-threatening injury.” The victim was ultimately transported to the hospital.

“Officer Marcucci and other responders’ decisive and heroic actions were credited with saving the victim’s life,” the police spokesman noted, adding that Marcucci saved the life of a car accident victim last year as well.

“We are grateful that the victim in this case received the necessary help through all responders’ efforts.”

There are resources in place for those who might experience thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The Georgia Crisis and Access Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-800-715-4225 for immediate access to their services.