Server saves a customer from choking at the Valley Cafe

City of Wadsworth Ohio.
@Deepizzaguy (12170)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
February 15, 2018 6:04pm CST
Rick Derlinger is being called a hero for his quick actions on Wednesday morning at the Valley Cafe which is located in Wadsworth Ohio when an elderly man was choking on what appeared to be a small piece of food that was lodged inside his throat. Derlinger used the Heimlich Maneuver on the choking victim by putting his arms around the man's waist and squeezed him at least three times before the food particle came out from the victim's mouth. Derlinger was attempting to get into show business as an actor in New York City even though he is not a major television star, during his work at restaurants he did see how to use the Heimlich Manuever on a choking victim. Derlinger moved to Ohio since his girlfriend Nikki Sawhill decided to return to her hometown in Akron. It was a good thing that Derlinger was at the cafe and decided to take action to save a life at the Valley Cafe on Wednesday morning.
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Feb
So good that Rick came to this fellow's aid.
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Feb
From a budding actor to a real hero. That is great.
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Feb
@Deepizzaguy ......Indeed.
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
17 Feb
@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Feb
I read where Heimlich himself was able to save someone's life with this manoeuvre not too long before he passed away.
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Feb
I do not use the Heimlich Manuever since I am one who believes that slapping a person on the back is what I have been taught.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Feb
@Deepizzaguy Yes, sometimes that works too.
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Feb
@JudyEv Rick learned first aid quickly.
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
16 Feb
Derlinger deserves to be called a hero.
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
17 Feb
He truly is a hero for saving the life of another man who could have lost his life in the cafe in Ohio.
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
16 Feb
His really a hero and a life saver. Good thing he knows the right thing to do
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Feb
Rick learned first aid when he worked in restaurants in New York in between acting gigs.
@JohnRoberts (54117)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Feb
Quick reacting server.
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Feb
Rick wanted to be an actor and now he is a real life hero.
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