Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood to the rescue!

While attending a dinner honoring volunteers on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week, the 83-year-old actor and director saved a man who was choking to death, according to the local Carmel Pine Cone newspaper.

Steve John, the executive director of the Pro-Am, was eating some hors d'oeuvres when a piece of cheese got stuck in his throat Wednesday night. He began choking before Eastwood jumped to his aid and performed the Heimlich maneuver on John.

"I saw that look in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes," Eastwood told the Carmel Pine Cone. "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."

"Clint saved my life," John told the paper, adding, "We were just talking. A piece of cheese went in my mouth and suddenly I couldn't breathe. It was bad as it could have been."

How did Eastwood respond?

"Clint came up behind me and he knew exactly what to do," John said. "He did the Heimlich maneuver and he lifted me right off the ground. He's strong! The cheese popped out and I was fine." 

Eastwood added that he had never actually done the Heimlich on a person before Wednesday night. Impressive!

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