‘Hunger Games’ helps save a life

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GLOUCESTER, M.A. (WLNE) — You can learn a lot from books, and one 12-year-old Massachusetts girl used some smarts from the "Hunger Games" to help rescue her friend.

Megan Gething from Gloucester was playing in a marsh when one of her friends slipped and cut her leg open.

But Megan used techniques she learned from a chapter in the book to fashion a tourniquet.

She tied a pair of shorts around her friend’s leg to slow blood loss.

“Catniss ties a tourniquet around it… so I grabbed her shorts and tied it around her leg..and I held it tight," said Megan.

The girl did get surgery on her leg and is expected to make a full recovery.

Her family plans to throw a party to celebrate Megan’s quick-thinking later this summer.

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