Hunger Games helps girl rescue her friend

2017-06-13 09:36

Massachusetts — A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl used what she learned about creating a tourniquet from The Hunger Games to rescue her friend.

The Gloucester Times reports Mackenzie George was playing in a Gloucester marsh with friends on 3 June when she slipped and cut her calf open. Megan Gething jumped in to action and tied a pair of shorts around her friend's leg to slow blood loss, using a tip she learned from the young adult science fiction novels.

Megan says all that was going through her mind was helping "Kenzie."

The injured girl was transported to a hospital, where doctors were able to rule out muscle or nerve damage following surgery.

Mackenzie's father says doctors expect a complete recovery in a month.

The Georges say they're thankful for Megan's help.

The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by Suzanne Collins. 

It was turned into a major movie franchise which starred Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson and Liam Hemsworth. 

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