He said the “loud bang” of the gate-crash generated people to wake up and come out of their homes to his aid.
“I managed to explain, somehow, to someone, how to improvise a tourniquet, that they could tie round and stop pulling to slow the bleed in the wind and close up the route, ” he said.
Not being able to remember who applied the tourniquet, he said “a jumper was used to at least stem the flow”, although he had “no idea where it came from”.
“To everyone else who helped, I owe you my life, and I’m exceedingly thankful to them, ” PC Dorman said.
“I’m effectively the luckiest being in the world.”
After almost ten hours of surgery, he woke up to be told he had lost the lower half of his left leg.
“If blankness could be an emotion, that would describe how I would feel. I’ve never had such life changing bulletin like that, ” he said.
PC Dorman was discharged from infirmary on 4 October, having had four operations, but adjusted to life with one leg has been a “new learning curve”.
“I can’t stand up, I can’t amble, I can’t cook because I can’t reach for things.”
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