Cincinnati Reds baseball player, Todd Frazier, was having lunch in Pittsburgh when he noticed a man choking. He used the Heimlich Maneuver to dislodge a piece of steak that had got caught in the man’s throat.
Frazier had this to say when interviewed by MLB.com:
“I said ‘I think that dude is choking over there.’ He was a little obese and there were two women side-by-side trying to give him the Heimlich. [Ludwick] said get over there because I was the closest one. So I went over there and was yelling at them to get out of the way. They did and I gave two pumps and it came out.”
Frazier’s quick action helped keep things from turning into a serious emergency. If the man had lost consciousness, it would have been harder to dislodge the piece of steak and get him breathing again. Kudos to Todd Frazier for stepping up to the plate and taking quick action.
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