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Ma. girl uses 'Hunger Games' to rescue friend with leg wound

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A general view of atmosphere seen at "The Hunger Games" Fan Marathon at The Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate Home Entertainment/AP Images) A general view of atmosphere seen at "The Hunger Games" Fan Marathon at The Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate Home Entertainment/AP Images)
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) -

A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl used what she learned about creating a tourniquet from "The Hunger Games" to rescue her friend.

The Gloucester Times reports Mackenzie George was playing in a Gloucester marsh with friends June 3 when she slipped and cut her calf open. Megan Gething jumped in to action and tied a pair of shorts around her friend's leg to slow blood loss, using a tip she learned from the young adult science fiction novels.

Megan says all that was going through her mind was helping "Kenzie."

The injured girl was transported to a hospital, where doctors were able to rule out muscle or nerve damage following surgery.

Mackenzie's father says doctors expect a complete recovery in a month.

The Georges say they're thankful for Megan's help.

Information from: Gloucester (Mass.) Daily Times, click here

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