Clint Eastwood saved a man from choking

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Hollywood actor, Clint Eastwood has saved a man’s life after he started choking on a piece of cheese.

Clint was a real life action hero when he used first aid to save a choking man. They were both attending a party when the guest turned red in the face and attempted to cough. Clint recognised that he could not breathe and performed abdominal thrusts on him.

The story has featured in The Independent and BBC news, which includes a film of St John Ambulance training officers demonstrating how to treat someone who is choking.

The steps of a treatment for a choking person can be found in our first aid advice section.

For more information about how Clint was able to recognise the choking and to learn how easy it is to stop someone choking.