Clint Eastwood just saved some dude's life and this did not take place in a Clint Eastwood movie. Eastwood attended a dinner honoring volunteers during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, a PGA tour event (For golf, for those of you out there who are like, "What the f are all these letters?!") on the night of Feb. 5. At the dinner, Clint Eastwood saved a choking man's life when he performed the Heimlich maneuver.
According to Pebble Beach newspaper, The Carmel Pine Cone, Steve John, the CEO of the Pro-Am began choking on a piece of food lodged in his throat. John told the paper, "We were just talking. A piece of cheese went in my mouth, and suddenly I couldn't breathe. It was as bad as it could have been. Clint came up behind me, and he knew exactly what to do." He added, "Clint saved my life."
Eastwood himself painted an even more dramatic picture of the events. Imagine this said in his voice — just more in the Western movie-style than the talking-to-a-chair-style.
I saw that look in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes. It looked bad ... I gave him three good jolts and that got it out. And then I made him drink a big glass of water with a bunch of lemon squeezed in it.
Eastwood said that this was the first time he has performed the Heimlich, but it sounds like he knew what he was doing. John on the other hand reported that someone has saved him while choking before. "It was in Colorado about seven or eight years ago. But it wasn't Clint Eastwood. I haven't talked to him since that night. It was crazy."