Wounded Las Vegas Survivor Reunited with Stranger Who Saved His Life, Check Who He is …


One of the 527 concertgoers injured during Sunday’s deadly Las Vegas shooting was reunited Tuesday with the stranger who helped save his life, in an emotional segment on NBC’s Today show.

Tom McIntosh survived the shooting.

Running for safety with his wife by his side, McIntosh helped her and another female concertgoer escape over the wall on the property. Before he scrambled to safety himself, he was shot in his leg.

“I jumped over the wall and kind of walked trying to get away [but I was] bleeding really bad,” McIntosh recalled Tuesday to Today‘s Savannah Guthrie. “My pants were already soaked and my shoe was full of blood.”

Lucky for McIntosh, James Lawson was there to help.

A complete stranger with Army Reserves training as an EMT, Lawson stumbled upon McIntosh in the back of a pickup truck where another stranger had tried to fashion a belt as a makeshift tourniquet.

“I walked up there and he was actively bleeding,” Lawson said, noting that the belt was in the wrong spot. “I adjusted the belt, got it up there where it should be, tightened it down, stopped the bleeding, hung out there for 10-15 minutes and some savior in a pickup truck asked if we needed a ride. We said, ‘Yeah’ and threw them all in the bed of a pickup truck and we took off the hospital.”

The move saved McIntosh’s life. “I wouldn’t have made it,” he said. “I’m very thankful that James was there to help me.”


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