Dr. Willie Ross, the father of Washington Nationals player Joe Ross, saved a choking fan during the game against the San Francisco Giants.
While Joe was on the mound, Dr. Ross performed the Heimlich maneuver on a woman choking on bits of a hot dog.
“I saw her having some difficulties and I saw her companion helping her out,” said Dr. Ross. “I was watching, making sure she was OK.”
With three hard thrusts, Dr. Ross cleared the woman’s airway that was blocked by the hot dog. Fans sitting nearby cheered for him after the woman was saved.
Police and paramedics came to check on the woman, whose identity was not revealed. The fan, a retired nurse, was able to stay for the rest of the game.
“I’ve seen a lot. In the grand scheme of things, this was low on the totem pole,” added Dr. Ross.
Father of National’s pitcher Joe Ross, who happened to be a doctor, performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking Giants fan today and saved her life.
⁰⁰EMTs and other ballpark staff checked on her shortly after. ⁰⁰
This is them talking after the incident. pic.twitter.com/XxSgqlKKkY
— Ryan McGeary (@RM_Geary) July 10, 2021