Kzoo candidate canvass ends with 911 call for help

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Kalamazoo City Council candidate discovered a badly injured man while out asking voters for support and helped him until an ambulance arrived.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Matt Milcarek was knocking on doors Saturday when he thought he heard cries for help.

He says no one was visible from the street, so he followed the sounds and found a man behind a retaining wall with his leg broken and head bleeding.

The newspaper says the 52-year-old fell from the opening of a window he was installing.

Milcarek called 911 and summoned others in his group, asking one to call Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, a former paramedic who was also campaigning nearby. Milcarek says they positioned the man’s leg to relieve his pain. He was hospitalized Monday in good condition.

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Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette

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