The hero waiter saves the life of the British tourist when he notices that the man suffocates and runs towards him to help
The hero waiter saves the life of the British tourist when he notices that the man is choking and running over to help him in the Greek restaurant
- The man was dining with a female companion in a restaurant in Chania, Crete
- The British tourist seemed sad when he choked on a chicken kebab
- Restaurant manager Vasilis Patelakis is praised for his heroic actions
The manager of a Greek tavern in a coastal town on Crete saved the life of a British tourist who began to choke on a piece of chicken kebab while dining with his wife.
CCTV footage of the dramatic rescue was widely shared after Vasilis Patelakis posted it on Facebook to inform the public about the life-saving maneuver.
The video made by a security camera in the Amphoras restaurant in the picturesque port city of Chania has gone viral, with the manager praised by locals, tourists and media for his heroic intervention.
The unidentified British tourist sees the walk through and through the tavern while other guests look worried
& # 39; I have served thousands of customers & # 39 ;, said Vassilis Patelakis. & # 39; But this was the first time I had to deal with such an & # 39; n incident. It was intense. & # 39;
It is unclear who the British tourist is, but in the video he can be seen choking while sitting at one of the restaurant tables.
He is seen jumping out of his chair, up and down the inn while his female companion tries to help him.
The female companion tries to help him while he chokes on a piece of chicken
The other customers, including a number of tourists, are nervous, but nobody takes the step to help him.
Patelakis, a former officer of special forces, realized what was happening and hurried to the help of the dinner to Heimlich maneuver.
& # 39; He had choked on a piece of chicken kebab. & # 39;
The Patelakis pushed the customer three times, helping to release the piece of food that blocked the man's airway.
Patelakis saw the nameless British tourist realize what was happening and hurried to the help of the dinner to perform the Heimlich maneuver
& # 39; Clearly a memorable experience, & # 39; Patelakis told the Daily Mail.
& # 39; The couple had come here to eat earlier during their vacation. However, this was their last meal before they returned home.
& # 39; Fortunately it wasn't his final. & # 39;
Patelakis said the Brit was extremely grateful and promised to return to Chania in the future.
He refused to say whether the tourist had left him a tip.
& # 39; I am only concerned that it is safe and alive. & # 39;
CCTV footage of the dramatic rescue was widely shared after Vasilis Patelakis placed it on his Facebook page to educate the public about the life-saving maneuver
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