Deputies Save Teen's Life After Bloody Stabbing

A young man whose femoral artery was punctured when he was stabbed at a party in Encinitas Sunday is expected to survive, thanks in part to quick work by sheriff's deputies, sheriff's Lt. William Donahue.

The 18-year-old was knifed around 12:05 a.m. in the 200 block of Cottage Grove Way, Donahue said.  The blood vessel that was cut is a major artery that carries blood from the abdomen to the thigh.

Deputies arrived at the scene and immediately applied pressure to the wound until paramedics got there, Donahue said. The sheriff's sub-station is just a couple of blocks away from the home.  The victim was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital.

The lieutenant said two other teens aged 18 and 16 accused in the stabbing, fled to a nearby home.  The older of the two was found with a cut to his lower right leg and was treated at Scripps Encinitas Hospital, he said.

No arrests have been reported.

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