Vegas shooting survivor describes being saved by marine she just met

Woman saved by marine during Las Vegas shooting

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SAN ANTONIO – Renee Cesario survived the horrific Las Vegas shooting and is giving credit to the marine, Brendan, she met at the Route 91 Harvest Festival just two hours earlier.

Cesario wrote a post in Love What Matters on Facebook describing her story and the man she met that night.

Cesario was at the festival with her sister Jenn when she met Brendan.

The pair headed towards the stage during Jason Aldean’s performance to get a closer view.

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“We were just dancing and having fun and then all of the sudden there were loud noises that sounded like fireworks, but no lights were going off,” Cesario said. “Before I knew what was going on, Brendan tackled me down to the ground and covered me from the fire.”

A break in the shooting spurred the two to run.

“He pulled my arm up to get me out of the piles of people. We had no idea who was dead or who was alive. We just started to run,” Cesario added. “He kept telling me it was going to be okay and to keep running until we were safe. He even let me use his phone to stay in touch with my sister so she knew I was safe.”

"Brendan and I met only 2 hours before the Jason Aldean show. I left my friends so we could go up super close to the...

Posted by Love What Matters on Monday, October 2, 2017

A screenshot of the conversation is also posted to the Love What Matters page.

Cesario’s sister texted Brendan a heartfelt thank you to which he replied, “Absolutely, that’s what we do, take care of our own and those around us. Glad I could be there for her in that crazy time.”

The Las Vegas shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Thanks to the courage of a marine, one woman felt a little safer that night.

“The whole night he didn't leave my side," Cesario concluded.