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Blue Jays manager John Schneider saves woman choking at lunch, given free beer by restaurant

Feb 20, 2023

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider sprung to action when he saw a woman choking on food while at a lunch with his wife near the team’s spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida.

Schneider and his wife, Jess, were at Clear Sky Draught Haus, which is a short drive from the team's facility, when the woman began choking on a piece of shrimp. Schneider quickly assessed the situation, and when no one she was dining with began to help her, he stepped in.

Schneider began performing the Heimlich maneuver and the woman stopped choking.

"I learned it in about the sixth grade and hadn’t thought about it since," Schneider said via "So, it was like, ‘I think I remember how to do this.’ I’m a bigger guy, so I think that helped a little bit. But no, I hadn’t thought about the Heimlich maneuver since grade 6."

While he was thanked by the woman and her friends at lunch, they didn’t know who he was.

Source: Fox News

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