Hero saves life of cyclist who had been shot twice in robbery

Hero saves life of cyclist who had been shot twice in robbery

- 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

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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.

Source: Facebook/Jon-Jon Pietersen

Source: Facebook/Jon-Jon Pietersen

Twitter users also commended Jon-Jon for his heroism.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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