Iron Maiden T-Shirt Saved Man's Life

05/13/2016
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(Classic Rock) Iron Maiden have helped a bike crash victim reward a fan who saved his life by using a vintage band shirt as a tourniquet. Steve Radeski lost his right leg in the traffic accident in Australia in 2014 - and the fast reaction of passer-by Bill Gaythwaite kept him alive until help arrived.

Last night in Adelaide, Maiden manager Rod Smallwood gave Radeski a brand-new, signed shirt, which he'll present to Gaythwaite. "Iron Maiden saved my life," Radeski tells AdelaideNow.com. "There was no one around and a returned soldier from Afghanistan turned up after he heard the accident.

"My leg had come off totally and the bones were coming out of my hand. It was a compound fracture of the femur so that took the femoral artery out. He was wearing a 1985 Maiden tour shirt which he'd had since he was a kid. He realized he would have to use it as a tourniquet, which stemmed the blood-flow until the helicopter arrived."

Iron Maiden sent a car for Radeski and made him guest of honour at their Adelaide Entertainment Centre show. He says: "It was a fantastic show - really good. It's one of the best nights I've ever had. It means a lot to get to this point." Read more here.

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