Fahd al-Bakoush, a freelance videographer, was among the Libyan civilians roaming freely through the consulate after gunmen and protesters attacked it last Tuesday night.
Mr Bakoush said he heard someone call out that he had tripped over a body. A group gathered who saw he was alive and a foreigner, though no-one knew who he was. Mr Bakoush said the man was breathing and his eyelids flickered: “He was alive, no doubt.”
Video taken by Mr Bakoush and posted on YouTube shows Mr Stevens being carried through a window by a crowd of men. “The man is alive. Move out of the way,” others shout.
Mr Stevens was taken to hospital, but medical staff could not save him.