Watch Quick-Thinking Groom Save Guest From Choking During His Wedding
Cody Campbell, a Los Angeles County firefighter, jumped into action when he saw one of his guests choking on her steak.
A quick-thinking groom jumped into action when he saw one of his guests choking on her steak – and promptly saved her life.
Cody Campbell, a Los Angeles County firefighter, married Kelly Yocca at Dove Canyon Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, California on Saturday.
During the reception, a guest gave a toast that now seems like a premonition.
“If I’m ever in a position where I need a fireman to help me, I hope it’s you or someone like you,” he said in the video, filmed by Royal Films.
Moments later, the woman can be heard choking. The groom’s face can be seen turning from a smile to a look of concern.
Bride Kelly told INSIDE EDITION: "All of a suddden I see one of our relatives struggling and, without any hesitation, Cody just jumps in there."
Cody ran to the guest, a female relative in her 60s, and performed the Heimlich Maneuver until the piece of steak came out.
His bride Kelly said some of the guests wondered if the whole thing was staged.
Fortunately the guest who nearly choked to death quickly recovered.
Cody told INSIDE EDITION: "She actually ended up finishing the steak, believe it or not. I saw her on the dance floor and she said, 'you saved my life.'"
The wedding resumed as if nothing had ever happened – before the newlyweds rode off to married life on a firetruck.
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