Thursday, April 5, 2018

Days before wedding, Navy Corpsman saved life

Navy Corpsman likely saved life of Calif. football player hit by car
By: Tim Whelan Jr.
High School Sports
April 4, 2018
“I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else in the world than there in that moment. I’m glad I was there,” Bustos told KNSD.

Family members are identifying the freshman football player hit by a car Monday night.

They say 16-year-old Maddox Sanders, a Granite Hills (El Cajon, Calif.) freshman, was crossing a street in El Cajon, Calif., at around 8 p.m. when it happened.

The victim’s brother, Brandon Sanders, told San Diego’s KNSD-TV that Maddox is in critical care but stable condition at a nearby hospital.

As KNSD tells it, the fast action of U.S. Navy Corpsman Emily Bustos may have been key to Sanders’ survival. One of the first people to reach him as he laid in the street, she performed CPR until the ambulance arrived.

Bustos was on leave from the Navy and was less than 24 hours away from departing for her own wedding in Hawaii.
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