An American tourist was rescued by a policeman and three doctors on duty when his heart stopped beating after being stabbed in the face during the London Bridge attacks.
Robert Piersant, from Colorado Springs, was visiting his daughter and his wife and son the day before dinner in the vicinity of the elephants and the castle.
They planned to walk along the river, past the Golden Hind ship, back to their hotel and leave London Bridge tube station after 10 p.m.
The family had been in the London Bridge area on June 3, 2017, when terrorists struck, killed eight people, and wounded 48.
Robert Piersant (pictured above with his now ex-wife Joyce Piersant) arrives at the Old Bailey to provide evidence in the ongoing judicial investigation
Police and members of the emergency services were depicted attending victims of a terrorist attack
Mr Piersant told the investigation into the attack that he had noticed that there had been no people on one side of the street and that he thought there would be more traffic for the time of the night and because of the area they were in. .
& # 39; I noticed that there were no people on the side of the street. At that time of the night I thought in such a social environment that there would be more traffic.
& # 39; I looked back to make sure my wife was still with me because she was a bit slow. As I turned forward, I saw a man who looked like he was leaning against a building. He had a funny, angry look, like, "What are you doing?"
& # 39; While I kept straightening myself, I ended up with another man. He ran to me like a rush, enough to unbalance you but not to overthrow you. My first thought was that it was ten o'clock on a Saturday night near Borough Market, a drunk man hit me. & # 39;
He added that he dismissed the attack and called him a drunkard, then he said he was a & # 39; brownish red & # 39; object in his hand that he saw a & # 39; bowey knife & # 39; called.
& # 39; When I pushed him back, I looked at him, he had a somewhat angry look and I can't remember anything else. & # 39;
Dr. Jonathan Moses (pictured above), who graduated for a year and a half before terrorists struck London Bridge on June 3, 2017
Yesterday the court heard how the assistant doctor Dr. Jonathan Moses apologized to the victims for not being able to save them after being locked up in a restaurant. He was finally let out and managed to care for Marie Bondeville, who survived 18 stab wounds, and Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria, 39, who had tried to protect her with his skateboard before he was fatally injured.
Mr. Piersant was stabbed in the base of his skull and over the lower lip and darkened, saying he was trying to pull himself off the sidewalk.
& # 39; I kept trying to pull myself up. I don't know how long I was away, but three doctors came from the restaurants. I tried to talk, but it didn't work because my lip was gone, and then I started to become aware of the injuries. & # 39;
& # 39; I became aware of blood coming from the back of my mind. After he saw a knife in his hands, I assumed he was going crazy. I grabbed my fingers and put them in the hole in the back of my head to stop the bleeding.
& # 39; One of the doctors ran back and forth very fast, we needed a good first aid box and came back with blue paper towels. & # 39;
The image above shows the various points in the London Bridge and the surrounding areas that have been affected
A police officer stepped forward and tried to calm him down and get him up.
& # 39; When I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, he said: & # 39; Stay with me. & # 39; He did the majority of the CPR.
& # 39; There was gunfire from the direction of the market. I heard two cracks of gunfire and after one the PC threw itself above me, between the bullets and me. & # 39;
He said the doctors and the police feverishly tried to call an ambulance and deploy an ambulance, but the ambulances drove by.
The van (pictured above) that was used by the terrorists during the attack before they went on the sidewalk
Police officers (pictured above) attending the scene at London Bridge after the 2017 attacks
At one point he lost a pulse and CPR had to be administered, the study heard.
& # 39; It was like watching TV. I heard: & # 39; I don't have a pulse, I don't breathe & # 39; and I remember laying flat twice.
& # 39; I have no bad thoughts or bad feelings. The people who did this are crazy, I don't know anything about their background.
& # 39; I'm upset about the state of politics, but stupid people do stupid things. You have to follow it closely.
& # 39; I am very grateful to the state of the police and their help, especially PC Sam Philpot who has never left my side. The doctors did great things to bring me back together, but if it hadn't been for that PC, I wouldn't have gone to the hospital. Thank you, & he said.
One of the knives used in the attack by London Bridge terrorists Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba
Depicted: terrorists Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba
His ex-wife Joyce Piersant was also stabbed and described in a statement how they were surrounded by the three murderers.
She said that one of them had looked into her eyes before she hesitated, what she described as & # 39; questioning eyes & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I think he thought about something. Then I felt a slap on the right keyboard on my right hand. I remember seeing his fist around the handle and the pushing movement – forward with a downward trajectory.
& # 39; I got the impression he thought it would be enough. I knew he wanted to kill me, I don't know why, it was in his eyes. & # 39;
The victims of the attack (Top, from the left) Christine Archibald, James McMullan, Alexandre Pigeard, Sebastien Belanger, (bottom, from the left) Kirsty Boden, Sara Zelenak, Xavier Thomas and Ignacio Echeverria
The men screamed and ran away, she said and added: & I then saw my husband lying on the floor. I could clearly see that my husband was bleeding badly. & # 39;
& # 39; I remember feeling shocked, it doesn't happen to us, the words & # 39; I was stabbed by a terrorist & are not in my vocabulary. I don't want it to be sensationalized or caused any hatred. The attackers are not entities to me and they are dead. & # 39;
The judicial investigation also heard today that an Australian tourist was also stabbed in the face before being offered a pint of beer after he had made a miraculous escape to a nearby pub.
Andrew Morrison had watched the Champions League final with friends when he saw what he initially thought was a fight on Borough High Street on that fateful evening in 2017.
Mr. Morrison came face to face with one of the attackers waving a kitchen knife, whom he described as a & # 39; dark, Middle Eastern, Muslim appearance & # 39 ;.
In a statement read to today's investigation, Mr. Morrison said he saw the police swinging bats that shouted & dropped, & # 39; while people lay motionless on the floor.
Mr. Morrison tried to flee the scene, but was cornered by the attackers who had a 30 cm & # 39; everyday kitchen knife & # 39; insisted that & # 39; glowing pink & # 39; seemed to be.
& # 39; I said, "wow, wow, wow." Then my reaction came to raise my hands to protect myself and try to stoop and dive. & # 39;
Mr. Morrison managed to avoid the most blows with the blood-soaked knife, but the attacker made a & # 39; waving motion & # 39; and stuck him to the left side of his cheek and jaw.
The Aussie told how he managed to escape the Jihadist terrorist by running to a nearby café.
& # 39; I saw that my hands were covered with blood from my open wound and I realized that my wound was quite large and deep.
& # 39; I didn't feel like I was stabbed, it was more like being hit … & # 39;
He then managed to reach a bar: & # 39; a few strangers in a pub helped me and put me down. Another person offered me a beer.
& # 39; It was as if they were not sure what was happening – they kept drinking. & # 39;
The investigation has heard how Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, have mowed and stabbed dozens of bystanders
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.
Junior doctor begged to be rented out of a restaurant to help victims at the London Bridge
A junior doctor who was out of service begged to be helped out of a restaurant to help victims get stabbed into the London Bridge attack and said: “I can't see them die” heard a judicial investigation.
Dr. Jonathan Moses, who graduated a year and a half ago before terrorists struck on June 3, 2017, told an investigation that he heard people & # 39; shout and shout & # 39; while he ate dinner with a friend.
& # 39; I could hear people say: & # 39; O God, oh God, help, help, they are stabbed, they are stabbed & # 39 ;, & # 39; he said Monday in the Old Bailey.
The doctor, who had four months of experience working in a hospital's accident and emergency department, said he could see two people on the sidewalk on the upper floor of Lobos on Borough High Street.
& # 39; I wanted to help right away so I ran, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I said to my friend: & # 39; I'm going outside to help & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I ran down the stairs. The restaurant, the place was in a panic – people ran away from the door, people screaming.
& # 39; I walked over to the door and spoke to an employee in the restaurant. He stood at the door by the door.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; You gotta let me out, I'm a doctor. & # 39; He said: & # 39; People have been attacked, I can't leave you outside & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; I can't see them die. You have to let me out and just lock the door behind me to keep people safe & # 39;. & # 39;
Dr. Moses said he went out to help and saw a man and a woman lying on the floor.
The man did not move, but the woman moved and screamed, he said.
The doctor said he saw that other injured people had help around him and therefore decided to go see the woman.
& # 39; I had to make a quick decision to my best memory. I can't remember that one of the two people on the ground had help and I didn't know what to do because I wasn't trained in that situation, & he said.
& # 39; I first went to see her because she was showing signs of life and there I thought it was best to help. & # 39;
Dr. Moses said he introduced himself to Marie Bondeville, who survived the attack and told her he was a doctor.
He told the court: & I told her that I am a doctor, I am here to help you. I asked her what her name was and I asked her what happened, if she was in pain, if she could remember something.
& # 39; She couldn't respond to my questions, she was too sad. I noticed that she had riding wounds and bit her wounds on her neck and chest. She had cracks in her face.
& # 39; I remember right now that the wounds looked like they were deliberately penetrating stab wounds.
& # 39; I initially thought this was a robbery or a gang. She kept saying she would die. She is dying.
& # 39; I held her hand. I said to her: & # 39; You are not going to die. I'm going to save you. You are going to be OK. & # 39;