Clint Eastwood proved himself to be a real-life hero when he saved the life of a choking man at a party.
Eastwood attended a volunteer party on the eve of the PGA Tour when he noticed tournament director Steve John choking on a piece of cheese. The 83-year-old actor quickly performed the Heimlich manoeuvre.
"I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work," John said. "I was looking at him and couldn't breathe.
He recognised it immediately and saved my life."
Eastwood is a prominent figure at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, formerly as an amateur contestant and now as chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. It has raised over $100 million for charity as the host of the PGA Tour event.
"I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes," Eastwood told The Carmel Pine Cone. "It looked bad."
He said it was the first time he had used the Heimlich manoeuvre.
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