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Gilbert dealership provides free truck to veteran who saved dozens during Vegas shooting

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –

B5 Motors in Gilbert is handing out a complimentary truck to a veteran who saved dozens of lives throughout the terrifying Las Vegas shooting last Sunday.

Marine veteran Taylor Winston is being hailed a hero after conserving dozens of lives throughout the mass shooting when he took a truck and transferred seriously hurt victims to the health center.

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Shane Beus, owner of B5 Motors in Gilbert, was overcome by the heartbreaking stories coming out of Vegas following the shooting. The group was especially amazed with the veteran and his rescue efforts.

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On Oct. 4, B5 Motors reached out through social media requesting the public’s assistance to find Winston. Later that day, B5 Motors and Winston were in contact.

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home again] B5 Motors offered Winston a new Ford F-150 to honor him and reveal appreciation for his bravery, guts and American spirit. Winston picked up the truck Monday.

“It’s been truly tough to even get myself to come out here and accept a gift of this caliber,” Winston stated after taking the pickup for a brief test drive.

Throughout the night of the terrible shooting, Winston was at the Path 91 Harvest Celebration country music concert when the gunman unfortunately took 58 lives and injured almost 500 from the 32nd-floor window of his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino room.

After getting to safety Winston and his buddy searched for ways to help those still in risk. That is when he saw type in a truck in a lot near the location and didn’t be reluctant to jump into action.

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Winston recounted on CNN it took him two journeys from the celebration grounds to the health center.

Winston, 29, said Monday that he does not like being called a hero.

“There are numerous others that have not been provided as much credit as I,” he said, describing that a number of individuals, consisting of a female with a broken back from an earlier unrelated incident, assisted victims into the truck at the scene and after that from the truck at the hospital.

Winston said he hopes he can be “a face of some motivation and hope in a time of darkness.”

The veterinarian stated he simply did exactly what he had to do, and he’s not alone.

“There are so lots of people out there like me in our community, and, I’m sure, across America, that would do the very same,” he said. “It’s been great having a story like that out there versus, you know, one person who’s just incredibly evil.”

Winston said he intends on selling his present automobile and will donate the earnings to the Vegas victims.

“Ideally everybody keeps going out and enjoying these celebrations,” he said. “I know for myself and all my pals, it’s the very best part of the year. You cannot let something like this stop us.”

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Hero who saved 30 people reunited with officer who conserved his own life

By Euan McKirdy and Erin Burnett, CNN

(CNN)– Among the heroes of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas was reunited on CNN with the off-duty officer who conserved his life after he took a minimum of two bullets while saving the injured and passing away from the scene.

In a typically psychological interview, concertgoer Jonathan Smith stated the consequences of the dreadful attack where 58 individuals lost their lives in the mass shooting.

It was his heroism that prevented the death toll from increasing even further– Smith is credited with saving a minimum of 30 individuals from the scene, although he downplays his actions.

“Everyone’s been utilizing that word– ‘hero.’ I have actually been stating it given that the entire time I got home– I’m not a hero, I’m far from a hero. I think I simply did exactly what anybody would do,” he said.

“Was it wise? Probably not. But if someone else (was) in the shoes, and they see me, I would want them to come back and a minimum of help me.”

In the procedure of conserving those lives, Smith took a minimum of two bullets, one in the arm and another in his neck. That a person is still therein, physicians unwilling to eliminate it in case they cause any additional damage. The injuries suggest Smith is in “constant discomfort,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett.

He was dragged to safety by off-duty policemans Tom McGrath, who had to put his own fingers in Smith’s bullet wound to stanch the bleeding.

My ‘brother … never left my side’

Stating that he considers the cop his “bro,” Smith described the debt that he owed to McGrath.

“I owe that guy my life since from the minute I got hit, he was the very first one to actually assist me stop the bleeding,” Smith told Burnett.

He keeps in mind telling McGrath that he didn’t want to pass away, however the officer had actually assured him that he would be OK.

“He never ever left my side at all.”

After recounting the horrific occasions that happened in the minutes immediately after Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Path 91 Harvest Music Festival to Burnett, the host presented McGrath, who signed up with the interview by phone.

As Smith wiped tears from his eyes, McGrath stated that Smith had actually shown “tremendous bravery.”

“He’s somebody who inspires me. I know he may not wish to give himself all the credit, but he certainly did a terrific job, and I was just pleased to be there to assist him to completion, and get him out of there when he was struck.”

The 2 men had interacted earlier by phone, and had actually shared the distressing experiences that they had withstood together. But they likewise recognized the spirit of togetherness that the distressing event had brought about.

“Through this disaster I remember, no one suffered alone. When individuals were dying there was somebody there who was holding their hands or holding them in their arms, reassuring them,” McGrath said.

“When people had injuries, no matter how extreme it was, (people were) aiming to get them to safety, no one suffered alone and I think that’s the takeaway from the whole entire scenario.”

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Pet saved from morning garage fire in Spring Valley

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015|10:19 a.m.

. A pet dog was saved from a garage fire early Saturday in Spring Valley, the Clark County Fire Department said.

Fire crews responded about 3:51 a.m. to a house at 7448 Palermo Ave., near West Tropicana Avenue and Tenaya Method.

The blaze began in the garage of the single-story home and spread into the attic, the department said.

Five adults, one juvenile and a feline left the home safely. No injuries were reported; nevertheless, crews saved a pet.

The reason for the fire is under examination. Fire investigators will certainly figure out a damage price quote.

Apple Watch saved high school senior'' s life

A high school senior said that his Apple watch alerted him to his abnormally high heart rate. (Source: WCVB/CNN)A high school senior citizen said that his Apple watch signaled him to his abnormally high heart rate. (Source: WCVB/CNN).

MARION, MA (WCVB/CNN) – A high school professional athlete stated his Apple Watch assisted in saving his life.

The 17-year-old Tabor Academy senior was at football practice when something felt off.

“I had discomfort in my chest and my back whenever I took some deep breaths,” senior Paul Houle Jr. stated.

He would have chalked it up to a hot day on the stadium, however his Apple Watch notified him to something severe.

“I could just feel my heart pounding, so after practice I went and took a nap, my heart rate was still at 145,” Houle stated. “I observed on my Apple Watch.”

The Apple Watch takes your resting heart rate about every few minutes or so. Paul understood there was a problem when his resting heart rate was more than double his average.

Paul went to the medical facility, where he learned he had heart, liver and kidney failure, which might have been deadly if not for his watch.

He can’t play football just yet, however he has something else to anticipate – an internship next summertime with Apple.

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A minimum of 19 killed, 250 saved after trains thwart in India

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015|10:13 p.m.

NEW DELHI– 2 passenger trains hindered over a bridge in main India while crossing a track that was flooded by heavy monsoon rains, eliminating a minimum of 19 people, officials said Wednesday. A minimum of 250 people have been rescued.

The Kamayani Express was on its method to Mumbai when it thwarted late Tuesday night near the town of Harda in Madhya Pradesh state, while the Janata Express was taking a trip in the opposite instructions when it derailed right after.

The trains were crossing a bridge over the rain-swollen Machak River, about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of New Delhi. Another train had passed the very same bridge 10 minutes before the very first derailment with no issue, but then a flash flood triggered part of the track to sink into the rain-soaked ground, said A.K. Mittal, a senior train officer.

6 coaches from the Kamayani Express and the engine and four coaches from the Janata Express had actually hindered.

At least two coaches had actually been partially immersed in the river, said railway main Anil Saksena. While the majority of people had actually been pulled to security, rescue workers were still searching for travelers likely trapped.

A minimum of 19 bodies have actually been recovered up until now and a single person was seriously hurt, stated Bijendra Kumar, a train official in Bhopal, the primary city in Madhya Pradesh state.

Junior House Minister Kiren Rijiju stated at least 250 people have been rescued. By Wednesday early morning, the unaffected coaches had been moved from the tracks and rescue operations were nearing a close, according to Kumar. He stated that railway employees would soon start repairing the tracks so traffic can resume. Lots of trains have actually been blocked from moving due to the mishap.

The rain alleviated Wednesday following 2 days of heavy downpour.

India has one of the world’s largest train networks, however numerous parts of it are improperly preserved and accidents are common.

While the trains are called express, they seldom travel quicker than 50 kilometers (30 miles) an hour.