Life-Or-Death Situation In Evansville Transcends On-Air Rivalry
March 8, 2013 at 3:52 AM (PT)
TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Oldies WJLT/EVANSVILLE, IN afternoon host DAVE WESTRICH was attending the DEACONESS GLVC MEDIA LUNCHEON at a local restaurant in EVANSVILLE when he started choking while consuming some Italian beef. "I suddenly realized that I was choking and you know your first response is to, oh I'm going to drink a little water with that and get that down or whatever, and I drank that water and that didn't work," he told TRISTATEHOMEPAGE.COM. "And I realized I couldn't swallow, I couldn't breathe."
Who at the luncheon stepped him to give him the live-saving Heimlich Maneuver? None other than SOUTH CENTRAL crosstown AC WIKY afternoon host MARK ELLIOTT. "My competitor saved me and I guess maybe I'm a little especially grateful because of that," WESTRICH said.
Mayor LLOYD WINNECKE, a friend of WESTRICH who was also there, instructed everyone else to continue eating, not to stop just because they were talking -- "Except for you DAVE WESTRICH, you need to stop eating."