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Quick thinking deputy helps woman hit by train in Kansas


December 19, 2021

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are crediting a quick-thinking deputy with saving the life of a woman who was struck by a train in southeastern Kansas.

The Labette County sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that Deputy Gabe Vitt was in Parsons when he heard dispatchers tell emergency crews that the woman had been hit late Sunday while on foot.

Vitt was only a couple blocks away from the crossing and arrived in time to apply a makeshift tourniquet to the woman's partially severed leg. The post said Vitt then consoled the woman until other rescue crews arrived.

The post thanked Vit...

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