Off-duty N.J. state trooper saves choking victim

Author: Associated Press

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) An off-duty New Jersey state trooper saved a man who was choking in a restaurant.

Trooper Dennis Palaia was with his son at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockaway Township on Sunday when a man sitting with a child at another table showed signs he could not breathe.

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Within seconds, video shows Palaia quickly performing the Heimlich maneuver, clearing the man’s airway. The man was able to breathe and his skin returned to a normal color.

The man thanked the trooper and made a full recovery.

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