In two segments airing on “The Situation Room” today, more newsers found themselves stepping beyond their roles as journalists to assist during emergency situations in Haiti.
While reporting on a chaotic scene in the Port-au-Prince streets, Anderson Cooper pulled a young boy with a bloody head injury away a storefront where looters were throwing rocks from above. Cooper aired a more detailed report at the top of “AC360.”
In another incident, correspondent Chris Lawrence was returning to the network’s base when he and his crew were flagged down by a paramedic who asked to use their truck to transport a 23-year-old university student who had just been rescued from the rubble.
Videos after the jump.
Also, early this morning, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, who is one of the TV doctor’s whose been pulling double duty as a journalist and medical professional in Haiti, was helicoptered to the USS Carl Vinson to perform brain surgery on a 12-year-old girl.