- Jon-Jon was looking for new hiking spots when he heard a man's cry for help
- He found the man, Jim, bleeding from two gunshot wounds
- Jon-Jon managed to stabilise him until paramedics arrived
A man in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, has been hailed a hero after he saved the life of a cyclist who had been shot twice on Saturday, 11 August.
Jon-Jon Pietersen, a hiking enthusiast, shared the experience on his Facebook page, Briefly.co.za gathered.
He said he was driving around with a friend looking for new hiking spots when he heard a man, named Jim, crying out for help.
They found Jim bleeding from two gunshot wounds after apparently being robbed. Although all he had was a box tape, rubber glove, and towel, Jon-Jon managed to stop Jim's bleeding.
Paramedics arrived about 20 minutes later and airlifted the victim to Milpark Hospital, where he's in a critical but stable condition.
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An emotional Jon-Jon wrote, "I never thought I knew I could but I did. Today I saved a mans life."
His Facebook post has gone viral, drawing over 13,000 reactions, 4,700 comments and 5,900 shares so far. Commenters praised his heroic act and wished him well.
Twitter users also commended Jon-Jon for his heroism.
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