Quick-Thinking Scout Saves Life

CubScoutA 7-year-old boy accidentally sliced himself with a newly purchased knife as he was walking out of a store June 23. The knife penetrated his upper-right leg and severed his femoral artery. Good thing Cub Scout Mavry Sepulvado, Pack 3039, New Caney, Tex., was on the scene.

Ten-year-old Mavry was in a car with his mom when the accident occurred. While a store manager helped the injured boy lie down, Mavry quickly took off his shirt and offered it as a tourniquet. Paramedics soon arrived and whisked the injured boy to the hospital. When the store offered Mavry a new shirt, he said: “That’s O.K. I’m a Cub Scout. That’s what we do.”

The City of Humble, Tex., where the accident occurred, honored Mavry on July 24.

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