Chaplain's heroism honored after car flips 5 times

Chaplain's heroism honored after car flips 5 times


First responders described Chaplain Bill Youngblood's actions as heroic and selfless Wednesday morning as he was recognized in North Charleston City Hall.

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy honored Youngblood for thinking quickly, after his ride along with North Charleston Police took a turn for the worse. The vehicle was involved in an accident and flipped 5 times.

Despite Youngblood's injuries, he stabilized the other officer and handled his injuries first.

"I put pressure on his head wound. I couldn't reach his other wound and I was just trying to stop the bleeding on his head until rescue got there," said 70-year-old Youngblood. "I did ask them to take him out first because I didn't have anything broken. So they did tend to him and got him out. They did have to use the jaws of life to get him out."

11 emergency responders were quickly on the scene. They were also honored in Wednesday's ceremony.

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