Trooper saves man’s life by using makeshift tourniquet

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A New Jersey State Trooper saved a Warren County man’s life by using a makeshift tourniquet to stop his bleeding.

Trooper Roy Sanchez was called to a Knowlton Township home Wednesday after the man accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Sanchez used a computer cable and a decorative arrow he found hanging on the wall to create a tourniquet to slow the bleeding until emergency services arrived.

The victim is expected to survive.

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