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‘Life-saver’ Asda worker hailed for saving choking toddler

Posted on - 3rd July, 2024 - 3:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Chorley News, Chorley town centre, People, Preston News
Antony Bainbridge has been hailed as a hero for his quick actions Pic: Asda

A supermarket worker has been hailed as a life-saver and helping a choking toddler.

Quick thinking Antony Bainbridge stepped in when a panicked mum ran to the customer service with her choking son at Asda in Chorley. Antony, who is a trained first aider, took control and tilted the three-year-old so he was facing down.

He then gave several thrusts on his back using the palm of his hand until the sweet was dislodged and the terrifying ordeal was over.

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Antony remained cool-headed both during the incident and as praise came his way afterwards. He said: “His mum was just sat on the floor hysterical, which is understandable, so I gave the little boy back to her as he was scared.

“It was all over in about 45 seconds! Any longer and it could have been fatal, but luckily it wasn’t so I guess I did save his life. I just think we were both at the right place at the right time. I’d do it again, if need be, in an instant.”

Store manager Andrew Marsden nominated Antony for an Asda service superstar award and all the team are very proud of him.

He added: “Quick-thinking Antony was quite literally a life saver. His calm and quick thinking made a real difference that day.”

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