Ballarat hero saves Christchurch earthquake victim by amputating legs

By William Vallely
Updated June 22 2014 - 10:32pm, first published 10:08pm
Dr Lydia Johns Putra. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

A BALLARAT surgeon who used a pocket knife and a hacksaw to amputate the legs of a man trapped during the Christchurch earthquake has received a New Zealand bravery award.

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