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Paging Sgt. Tyler: Someone would like to say ‘thank you’

He scooped the woman up in his arms and carried her to safety. Now, she would like to thank him.

One of the 19 patients admitted to Tufts Medical Center after the double bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon Monday is looking for the man who helped her, hospital spokeswoman Brooke Tyson Hynes said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. The woman “believes he did indeed save her life,” Hynes said.

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The unidentified patient, who suffered severe injuries to her leg, remembers the man telling her his name was Sergeant Tyler and that he is a former Marine. She remembers seeing a scar on his left arm.

“He told her, ‘You’re going to have a scar, but you’re going to be OK. It’ll be like my scar,’ ” Hynes said.

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The woman said she thought he was wearing a military-style uniform.

“If there is a Sergeant Tyler out there, please call Tufts Medical Center Public Affairs, and she would very much like to thank him personally,” Hynes said. “That’s an important part of her recovery, as much as her medical recovery right now.”

(The public affairs office can be reached at 617-636-0200.)

Kay Lazar can be reached at klazar@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @GlobeKayLazar
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