EPS bus driver credited with saving life of man choking at area deli
Posted by Communications/Media Relations at 3/24/2015 11:10:00 AM
ERIE, Pa. (March 24, 2015) — Marc Longstreet, Jr., a veteran bus driver for Erie's Public Schools, is credited with saving the life of a man choking on a sandwich at Gerry Urbaniak's 8th Street Deli on the afternoon of Saturday, March 14.
Longstreet, also dining in the restaurant at the time of the incident, was in the right place at the right time. Upon noticing the man struggling to breathe, he immediately came to his aid, performed the Heimlich maneuver, and was able to quickly clear his airway.
"Marc exemplifies a true life saver," said Matthew Cummings, director of communications for Erie’s Public Schools. "His heroic efforts and concern for a complete stranger are commendable."