As bullets flew in Las Vegas, Tacoma surgeon improvised to help victims
"We were just reacting. I don't think we were thinking, we were just reacting," said Williams. "Like Jim said, there's no heroes per se, just a lot of willing people I saw trying to help others survive any way they could."“We were going getting one person and then going back and getting other people. It was all a blur. We didn’t have anything. We just knew we needed to get people to a place where there are medical supplies,” said Sebesta.
At some point, the men became separated, and Williams teamed up with a group of firefighters. He was struck by the way one fire captain in particular was able to offer comfort and keep people calm. And while the concert field was filled with nurses, doctors, first responders and EMTs, there were plenty of regular people without any medical experience who also stayed to help, he said.
fatally shot 58 people at the festival from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and then shot himself.You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser or activate Google Chrome Frame to improve your experience.According to a viral Facebook post, Dr. James Sebesta was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman fired hundreds of rounds from his Mandalay Bay hotel room into the 22,000 people below him.
Sebesta said he lost track of time but estimated he spent about an hour at the concert site, and said he had no way of knowing whether the gunfire would resume.
“We went from person to person trying to get the people who were still alive out of there, and then went back after that and got some of the people who had expired, “ Sebesta recalled.
Dr. Sebesta (r), brought friend, Stephen Williams (l) to press conference. Both men helped victims. Dr.: This story isn't about one guy.
Dr. James Sebesta of Tacoma was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman fired hundreds of rounds from his Mandalay Bay hotel room, killing 59 and injuring over 500. Sebesta stayed behind with panicked people in the crowd to treat their wounds.