A TSA officer may have saved the life of a passenger who was choking on a grape at an Alaskan airport.
Juneau International Airport Lead Transportation Security Officer Brenda Irizarry sprung to action last week after she was alerted that a woman was choking on a grape, Juneau Empire reports .
Irizarry performed the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the fruit from the 26-year-old Brenda Studley’s throat.
“We are extremely thankful to the excellent training that Brenda has obviously received,” a family member wrote in an email.
The family was on their way to a wedding in California and didn’t miss their flight thanks to the TSA officer’s quick actions.