Medic reveals Princess Diana's tragic last words
A paramedic who was one of the first people on the scene of the car crash that took Princess Diana's life on August 31, 1997 has revealed her last words. Fire Sergeant Xavia Gourmelon has told Globe Magazine that he after seeing her injuries, he thought Diana would live:
“To be honest, I thought she would live… As far as I knew, when she was put in the ambulance she was alive – and I expected her to live!”
Gourmelon said that the royal's last words were, "Oh my God, what's happened?"
He added that he was shocked to later find out she had died, after thinking the injuries weren't too bad:
“I could see she had a slight shoulder injury to her right shoulder, but other than that there was nothing significant – there was no blood on her at all.
“I tried to calm her… she was moving her left arm which was free, but her right was trapped. I held her hand.”
When Diana was freed from the car, a doctor had to restart her heart:
“At that moment the doctor told us her heart had stopped. So we started giving her heart massage, two of us, and her heart started beating almost immediately. We put her in the ambulance.”
Diana was not wearing a seatbelt when the limo crashed and there are plenty of conspiracy theories that suggest she was murdered and that it wasn't an accident at all. No doubt the fact that she didn't look as though she was too badly injured will add flame to those fires.
Prince Harry himself has previously said, "Whatever happened in that tunnel, you know, no one will ever know."
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