The nurse who treated 29-year-old Krystle Campbell said that she “didn’t suffer” in her last moments, and would like to meet her family to offer some comfort.
Nurse Stephen Segatore has revealed that he and the rest of the medical team treating Krystle Campbell screamed expletives in upset when she died on their table.
Krystle, who was one of three victims who died in the Boston marathon bombing on Monday afternoon, was rushed to a nearby EMT tent where Stephen Segatore was volunteering, soon after the blast. However, it was too late to save her life.
"The physician called her death," Segatore said. "The three of us who were working on her let out an expletive, a scream."
"I don't think she lingered. I don't think she suffered," he added.
Now, he would like to meet the Campbell family in the hope of offering them some kind of solace as the mourn her loss.
"I want them to know she was not alone when she died," he said. "We did everything we could to save her, but her wounds were too great."
"If it were my daughter, I would want to know that."
Segatore explained that he, an EMT and a doctor did everything they could to save her life, but after 10 minutes, it became clear that her injuries were too severe. The physician even gave her CPR, but a monitor showed that her heart wasn’t pumping any blood.
Meanwhile, her family have released a statement remembering Krystle.
“She was an incredible and loving sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter and friend. Her presence will be missed more deeply than words can express,” it said. They also thanked first responders and members of the public for their support.
By Caitlin McBride in Boston