Ore. doctor attends to wounded at marathon

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

PORTLAND -- An Oregon physician did not have any time to rest after completing the Boston Marathon.

Paul Pearson of Florence had just finished the race and was walking back to a hotel with his wife Rachel when they heard the first of two explosions that killed two people and injured scores more.

Rachel Pearson told KCST radio her husband put on his sweats and began to treat the wounded. She says everyone jumped in to help on what she described as "a day like no other."

Pearson says she saw a woman charge out of a restaurant with a linen table cloth to help a young man who had blood flowing from his leg.

She praised marathon organizers, saying it was obvious they had trained for this type of emergency.

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