Policeman saves choking man's life with Heimlich Manoeuvre in Brazil

Policeman saves choking man's life with Heimlich Manoeuvre in Brazil

Moment policeman saves choking man’s life with Heimlich Manoeuvre after the lone diner suddenly slumps over a restaurant table in Brazil

  • A man, 38, dining in São Paulo, Brazil was saved from choking by a policeman
  • He was traveling to the city via bus and passengers stopped over for food 
  • In footage the choking man can be seen fainting and slumping over his table 

A diner who started choking and fainted on his table at a restaurant was rescued when a PRF (Federal Highway Police) agent performed the Heimlich Manoeuvre on him.

In a video the 38-year-old man, who was eating alone, can be seen appearing unwell and holding onto his head before he slumps over at his table.

Customers near him at the diner in Graal Petropen, in the municipality of Pariquera-Açu, in São Paulo, Brazil immediately rushed over to call for help and sit him up.

The PRF (Federal Highway Police) agent performs the Heimlich Manoeuvre at a restaurant in Graal Petropen, in the municipality of Pariquera-Açu, in São Paulo, Brazil

The nerve-wrecking footage shows an employee at the restaurant attempt the move several times as others watch help hoist the man up before the agent comes in to help

The man was on his way from from Curitiba, Paraná, to São Paulo, by bus, which had stopped over for passengers to eat last Friday on November 26.

A restaurant employee can be seen coming over and beginning the Heimlich Manoeuvre by hugging the sitting man from behind.

The nerve-wrecking footage shows him attempting the move several times as others watch and help hoist the man up.  


The 38-year-old man, who was eating alone, can be seen appearing unwell and holding onto his head before he slumps over at his table

People eating at the next table rush over to help the man as soon as they see that he has fainted

Others crowd around to help, including two PRF agents.  

According to news site G1, the two officers were in the self-service restaurant when they heard cries for help and saw what was happening. 

One of the agents comes over to complete the life-saving manoeuvre after he and other bystanders get the choking man into a standing position. 

He was sat down until he recovered and according to local reports, was later assessed by an ambulance before he was allowed to continue his journey.  

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