Father and son knew what to do after they saw a man covered in blood on the street

A father and son have been praised after helping a man who was found bleeding from the head.

Maria Donnelly was walking her dog in Waterloo in the pouring rain late Sunday night. The 59-year-old turned onto Marine Terrace before noticing a gazebo set up in the middle of the road.

When he approached, he found a man and a boy tending to a man who was “in a bad way.”

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She told the ECHO: “There was a man under the gazebo covered with a blanket or tarp. He was wounded with blood pouring from his head and was placed in a recovery position on his side by a man who spotted him while driving. passed in his van and his son who was about 14 years old.

“The driver had taken the gazebo from the back of the van and raised it over the injured man to protect him. By torchlight he urged the man to remain conscious.

“He had learned his name was Gary and he was saying ‘Gary, stay with us Gary, let’s count again from one to five, one… two… three… stay with us Gary, what day of the week is it?’ ‘ And it went until the paramedics arrived about 10 minutes later.”

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