VIDEO: Off-duty New Jersey state trooper saves choking man at restaurant

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Off-duty NJ State Trooper saves choking man
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Off-duty NJ State Trooper saves choking man. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on October 26, 2017.

ROCKAWAY TWP., New Jersey -- An off-duty New Jersey state trooper saved a man who was choking on his meal.

Surveillance video shows the incident at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockaway Township in North Jersey on Sunday.

A man sitting at a table with a child began to show signs that he could not breathe.

Trooper Dennis Palaia, who was enjoying a day off with his son, noticed what was happening and rushed over without hesitation.

The trooper performed the Heimlich maneuver, allowing the man to breath normally again.

State police say the man is expected to make a full recovery.