Mankato Man Honored For Saving Life Of Pedestrian On Riverfront Drive

A Mankato man is being honored for saving the life of a pedestrian who had been hit by a car.

Dan Rotchadl was recognized by the City Council on Monday night and presented with a plaque for his actions, while all those in attendance gave him a standing ovation.

Mankato Director of Public Safety Todd Miller says Rotchadl came upon a pedestrian, surrounded by blood, who had been struck by a car and nearly went through the vehicle’s windshield on June 2nd on South Riverfront Drive.

Rotschadl jumped into action and attended to the man, slowing the blood loss from his nearly severed arm and then providing information to the first responders when they arrived so they could immediately begin their efforts.

The man was taken to the MCHS Hospital and Mayo officials said that had it not been for Rotschadl’s actions, the victim might have lost his arm or died.

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