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Former U.S. Navy SEAL Survives Crash in Oregon by Making Tourniquet with iPhone Charger [VIDEO]

Oregon Live

A former U.S. Navy SEAL medic crashed his motorbike in Oregon and survived 24 hours in a ravine by making a tourniquet with his iPhone charger cord. 

Matt L’Hommedieu crashed his dirt bike into a ravine last week, breaking his leg in multiple spots and four ribs. He also suffered from a collapsed lung. After crashing his bike, he tumbled down to the bottom of the ravine.

“What was going through my head was, ‘How do I get out of this predicament?’ ” L’Hommedieu said from his bed at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Using his Navy SEAL and fireman training, he fashioned a tourniquet out of a branch, his shoelaces, and his iPhone charging cord. He knew he had to stop the swelling in his broken leg. Immobilized, he spent a cold, painful night at the bottom of the ravine.

The next morning, a few hikers saw his bike on the side of the road and decided to investigate.

Luckily, the couple found L’Hommedieu and called an ambulance.

See his heart-wrenching reaction to finally being rescued. He is expected to make a full recovery in the hospital.

 L’Hommedieu had been searching the Oregon wilderness for a downed parachute from a 1971 airline hijacker who apparently escaped with $200,000.

L’Hommedieu is an adventurous guy but tells reporters he’ll be more careful on his bike next time.

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Survives Crash in Oregon by Making Tourniquet with iPhone Charger [VIDEO]