Florida Firefighters Rescue Colorado Rattlesnake Bite Victim

September 22, 2015

A group of Florida firefighters were in the right place at the right time to save a Colorado woman who'd been bitten by a rattlesnake while walking her dog.

Firefighter Antohony Perazzelli told the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the group went to Colorado Springs to honor Lt. Kevin Johns whose name was inscribed on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial. Later on Saturday, they visited Pulpit Rock Park.

That's when they heard the woman screaming. The firefighters applied a tourniquet and Perazzelli carried the woman they only knew as Sarah down a trail where they were met by Colorado Springs fire rescuers.

She was taken to a hospital where she received several doses of anti-venom.

Colorado Springs Capt. Steven Oswald says the quick actions of the Florida firefighters likely saved the woman's life.

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