Kirsty Boden was killed among eight people when terrorists beat dozens of people on the bridge with a van on the night of 3 to 3 June, before stabbing some of their victims
Horrific details about how the Australian nurse, known as the Angel of London Bridge, was killed during the 2017 terrorist attack were revealed.
Kirsty Boden was killed among eight people when terrorists crashed dozens of people on the bridge with a van on the night of 3 to 3 June before stabbing some of their victims.
The 28-year-old, who had worked at the Guy & # 39; s Hospital in London, was greeted a hero after rushing to help others as the chaos began to unfold.
Her last words to her friends were: & # 39; I am a nurse, I have to help & # 39 ;.
Mrs. Boden tried to rescue Alexandre Pigeard, 26, when she was stabbed to death.
An investigation into the attacks revealed that the woman from South Australia was stabbed in the chest, arm and head.
Pathologist Simon Poole told the researcher that while the wounds on her head and arm were with & # 39; serious force & # 39; were done – left the tip of a knife in her bedroom and another knife went through to the other side of her arm – they were not fatal.
Depicted: terrorists Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba
The image above shows the various points in the London Bridge and the surrounding areas that have been affected
The fatal blow was the knife that pierced her ribs in her heart, he said on Thursday.
Her lung collapsed and blood loss had shocked her, Adelaide now reported.
Mrs. Boden is believed to have died quickly and without much suffering.
Dr. Poole told the inquest that Mrs. Boden tried to defend herself because she had minor defenses on the back of her left hand.
She also had greenstick fractures on some ribs, which Mr. Poole said was probably from CPR.
Mrs. Boden's friends, Melanie Schroeder and Harriet Moonie, had desperately tried to save their friend.
She described earlier with the inquest how they had started performing CPR, with the help of duty doctor Saima Khan.
Dr. Poole said it was very likely that no treatment could have saved the Australian.
Mrs. Boden received the Florence Nightingale medal posthumously this year for helping others during the attack.
Mrs. Boden, James Holler, had previously told the investigation into the attacks that her heroic actions would not have been unusual for those who knew her.
& # 39; It had not been brave for Kirsty, she loved people and lived her life by helping others & # 39 ;, said Holler.
& # 39; For Kirsty, her actions that evening had just been an extension of how she lived her life. & # 39;
Who were the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attacks?
Spaniard Ignacio Echeverria was stabbed to death when he tried to fend off the terrorist attackers with his skateboard.
The 39-year-old was in the UK for over a year and worked as a financial crime analyst at HSBC.
Mr. Echeverria joined the unarmed police commissioners Wayne Marques and Charlie Guenigault in fighting off the three attackers while training on Marie Bondeville, hitting at least one terrorist with his skateboard.
& # 39; His courageous attempts were to stop the attack & # 39 ;, said main compactor Mark Lucraft.
Mr. Echeverria was the youngest of five brothers and sisters and was a Catholic who went to mass every week. He was able to speak English, German and French fluently.
Nurse Kirsty Boden was stabbed to death when she tried to care for the wounded and the dying.
Miss Boden, 28, moved in 2013 from the town of Loxton in South Australia to London.
She was a senior nurse at the Guy & St Thomas & Hospital and lived with her British friend James Hodder in a flat in Hampstead.
Hodder said: & She loved people and loved her life by helping others. For Kirsty, her actions that night had been an extension of how she lived her life. & # 39;
Alexandre Pigeard worked as a waiter at Boro Bistro when he was attacked.
The 26-year-old Frenchman had moved to London to improve his ambitions as a DJ for dance music.
Minutes before he was stabbed to death, he called his father Philippe video during a break from his work in the French restaurant.
Mr. Pigeard planned to return to France in the fall of 2017 to open a restaurant in Nantes and record an EP with his father.
Pigeard senior told the investigation: & I am here as a destroyed father who has lost a child in such circumstances – an inconsolable father. & # 39;
James McMullan was stabbed in the chest at the Barrowboy and Banker pub while he was celebrating to get financial support for his online education company.
The British-Filipino entrepreneur watched the Champions League final with friends in the pub.
The 32-year-old from Hackney in East London was attacked when he stepped outside to take a cigarette.
He had dreamed of helping children without access to education through his e-learning company.
Mr. McMullan Simon's father described his son as & # 39; funny, charming and smart & # 39; and said & # 39; his fearlessness can never be underestimated & # 39 ;.
Chef's mother Sebastien Belanger said they did not forgive the terrorists who maimed and killed him.
Her 36-year-old son drank in the Boro Bistro when he was repeatedly stabbed in the chest.
His mother Josiane Belanger said: & We miss him so much, his smile, his joy of life. I don't forgive what they did to him. & # 39;
Originally from Angers in western France, Mr. Belanger started the Coq d & # 39; Argent in the city and was promoted to the chef.
Australian au pair Sara Zelenak was on the & # 39; trip of a lifetime & # 39; when she was stabbed to death during a night out with a friend.
Miss Zelenak & # 39; s mother, Julie Wallace, said that & # 39; every sliding door & # 39; her daughter on & # 39; harm & # 39; s way & # 39; put down.
& # 39; She had to work and she was released at the last minute, & # 39; said Mrs. Wallace.
& # 39; At 10 p.m., Sara & # 39; s phone rang and her friend said: & # 39; I finished the rugby & # 39; and so she left her safe haven and went to a terrorist attack and was stabbed. & # 39;
Before she left for Great Britain in March 2017, Miss Zelenak worked with her stepfather Mark as a crane operator in Brisbane to save for her trip.
Her parents have since set up Sarz Sanctuary to help other families deal with grief.
Xavier Thomas walked across London Bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros when they were hit by the van.
The 45-year-old father of two was catapulted in the Thames and his girlfriend suffered life-threatening injuries. His body was found downstream three days later.
Mr. Thomas, who had arrived in London on the day of the attack, lived near Paris and worked for American Express.
Miss Delcros said: & # 39; Since Xavier disappeared in such tragic and traumatic circumstances, our entire world has fallen apart. & # 39;
Canadian tourist Christine Archibald Tyler Ferguson told her fiance that she loved him seconds before she was mowed.
Mrs. Archibald and Mr. Ferguson walked across the London Bridge after dinner at a nearby restaurant when the atrocity occurred.
Her fiancé said, "At one point Chrissy held me out of nowhere, grabbed me and gave me a passionate kiss after she told me she loved me."
& # 39; I remember it was a warm summer evening and the sun had just set. And then the attack took place and Chrissy was killed.
& # 39; No words can express how I felt when this happened. I was absolutely destroyed and inconsolable. Since then nothing has been the same. & # 39;
Miss Archibald's engagement ring was lost during the attack, but later recovered from the bridge. Mr. Ferguson now wears it on a chain around his neck.
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