PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — During the Captain’s Dinner Cruise Saturday night, a senior deckhand on the Empress acted quickly and saved a passenger that was choking.
DeAndre Hull and the crew were informed of a woman choking and when Hull noticed another woman applying the Heimlich Maneuver incorrectly, he then took over and cleared the obstruction.READ MORE: Fund Helps Train Nurse's Aides For Free
The woman was returned to the dock to be evaluated and it was determined nothing else was wrong.READ MORE: Lawmaker Proposes Constitutional Amendment To Privatize Liquor Stores
DeAndre has been with the Gateway Clipper Fleet for two years and was recently signed off as a “Mate” on the Empress.MORE NEWS: Part II: Billions Of Dollars Of Unemployment Aid Stolen From State Likely Won't Be Recovered
According to the Gateway Clipper, all employees are trained yearly on first aid, CPR/AED administration and other emergency response techniques.