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Welsh nurse Kerry Griffiths comes forward, describes heroic work to save Staten Island Ferry victim

October 18, 2003 -- Today Yahoo News published Verena Dobnik's update of her AP story about the mysterious nurse who saved a Staten Island Ferry disaster victim, reporting that vacationing nurse Kerry Griffiths had visited the injured man in the hospital Friday. The article included more details provided by Ms. Griffiths about her work to help Michael Esposito, from keeping him warm with her sweatshirt, to stopping the flow of blood from his crushed legs by using a belt to apply a tourniquet, to stoking his will to live, and placing a chair in front of him so he could not see a nearby dead woman. Ms. Griffiths, who had taken the ferry as part of a sightseeing trip to New York, is an operating room nurse who lives in Swansea, Wales.

See Verena Dobnik's Hero Nurse Visits Ferry Victim She Saved.

See the October 17, 2003 news item on the Nurse Kerry story.