New video hints US Libyan envoy was 'alive' when rescued after attack in Benghazi

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 08:42 hrs
US ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi attack

London: Slain US ambassador to Tripoli, Chris Stevens, was still breathing as Libyans pulled him from a room in the American consulate in Benghazi, according to an eyewitness.

A video shot after the assault on the consulate shows people scrambling to save Stevens after he was discovered in a room of the building.

Eyewitness Fahd al-Bakoush said he saw a crowd of people pulling Stevens out of the room inside the consulate where someone stumbled across him, thinking he was dead.

According to the Daily Mail, Al-Bakoush said that Stevens was breathing, though his face was blackened, and he seemed paralyzed.

A translation provided by The New York Times showed that one of the Libyans said, 'I swear, he's dead.'

Another man said, 'bring him out, man! Bring him out.'

"The man is alive. Move out of the way. Just bring him out, man. Move, move, he is still alive!,' said another man.

"The crowd that had formed in the area then shouts: 'Alive, Alive! God is great.'," Al-Bakoush said.

Al-Bakoush said the crowd carried Stevens to a private car to drive him to a hospital, since there was no ambulance.

Stevens, and other three other Americans died in the Tuesday attack, part of a wave of unrest over an anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims. 

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