Deputies Stop for a Soda and Save a Man's Life - Media Interview





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Published on Jan 31, 2014

On 01-31-14 at 3 a.m. Deputies Vincent Mascitelli and Gregory Locke stopped at the Sunoco station located at 765 South Broad Street in Brooksville to get a soda.

As the deputies exited the store, they observed a woman waiving her hands and yelling for help near the gas pumps. While quickly approaching the female, Deputy Mascitelli observed a male holding his throat with both hands and turning pale. It was evident the male was choking.

Deputy Mascitelli positioned himself behind the male and began to perform the Heimlich maneuver. Upon performing the third abdominal thrust, the food that was obstructing the victim's airway became dislodged.

During this time Deputy Locke requested that Fire Rescue be dispatched to the location.

Before the arrival of Fire Rescue, the victim and his wife determined that paramedics would not be needed, as his airway was clear and he was breathing normally.

The victim and his wife both continued to thank Deputy Mascitelli and Deputy Locke for saving the victim's life.

This is the interview in its entirety.


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