Gang stabbed paramedic 28 times, left him for dead. But he had other ideas
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A paramedic is recuperating and expected to be discharged from hospital in a week’s time after surviving 28 stabs during a robbery.
Nico Stapelberg, director at Critical Care & Emergency Services training college, survived the attack by sheer luck and his first-aid knowledge. He managed to stop himself from bleeding to death.
He could not speak for too long when Times Select contacted him on a hospital bed at MediClinic Gariep, Kimberley, where he was transferred to the ward after being in intensive care unit since he was admitted...