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Clint Eastwood saves man from choking

Published on Feb 9, 2014 5:58 AM
 
Hollywood's iconic good guy Clint Eastwood, seen here as a baseball scout in Trouble With The Curve, is also a hero in the real world after swooping to rescue a choking guest at a California reception. -- FILE PHOTO: WARNER BROS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Hollywood's iconic good guy, Clint Eastwood, is also a hero in the real world after swooping to rescue a choking guest at a California reception.

"Clint saved my life," Mr Steve John told The Carmel Pine Cone, the local newspaper where the actor once served as mayor in the 1980s.

During a reception for a golf tournament in Carmel-by-the-Sea this week, Mr John was eating and chatting, only to get a piece of cheese stuck in his windpipe.

"Suddenly, I couldn't breathe. It was as bad as it could have been," recalled the director of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in California.

 
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