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.

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The woman was returned to the dock to be evaluated and it was determined nothing else was wrong.

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DeAndre has been with the Gateway Clipper Fleet for two years and was recently signed off as a “Mate” on the Empress.

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According to the Gateway Clipper, all employees are trained yearly on first aid, CPR/AED administration and other emergency response techniques.