It must have seemed like the Man With No Name was riding to rescue once again. Clint Eastwood likely saved a choking man’s life when he jumped into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver on him. It happened at a volunteer dinner on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach. The tourney’s director, Steve John, told the Carmel Pine Cone a piece of cheese got lodged in his throat and he couldn’t breathe. “It was as bad as it could have been,” he said. “But Clint came up behind me, and he knew exactly what to do. He … lifted me right off the ground.” Eastwood — the 83-year-old former mayor of nearby Carmel and a part owner of the renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links — told the Pine Cone it took “three good jolts” to clear John’s airway. “I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their very eyes,” he said. “It looked bad.” As part of the Pebble Beach ownership group, Eastwood helped select John to his current executive post. “Clint saved my life,” he said. You’ve got to ask yourself one question, Steve: Do I feel lucky?
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