Emmanuel Marlow, a 49-year-old Washington, D.C., native who works as a vendor at Nationals Park and other stadiums in the district, was making his normal rounds Thursday afternoon shortly after the start of a Washington Nationals game when he noticed a commotion in one of his sections.
A young boy had begun choking on his food and those around him were panicking.
According to a witness who first reported the heroic act to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, when Marlow came upon the scene and saw that no one else had taken charge, he immediately abandoned his vending duties and began performing the Heimlich maneuver.
After two unsuccessful thrusts, Marlow remained calm and cool, and ensured the child's mother he would be all right. On his third attempt, Marlow dislodged aRead More »from Ballpark hero: Nationals Park beer vendor saves choking child