Iconic American sportscaster Bob Costas proves that he’s not only a keen commentator but also quick in an emergency situation.
Costas was out, grabbing a bite to eat when he noticed his friend who was dining alongside of him struggling to breathe. Quick as lightning, Bob rushed over and expertly employed the Heimlich maneuver, saving his friends life.
Bob Costas can add “hero” to his lengthy résumé.
The famed sports commentator recently performed the Heimlich maneuver on a diner at a restaurant in Syracuse, New York — ultimately saving his life, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
The patron, who was Costas’ longtime friend, began to choke when the Emmy Award winner rushed to help him.
“Bob doesn’t think this was that big of a deal,” a rep for the longtime NBC Sports personality tells us.
“He really feels he did what just about anyone else would do in a similar situation.”
He later told “The Show With Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman” podcast that his friend had turned “crimson” so he “jumped up” to assist him.
“Luckily enough it worked out,” he shared. ”I don’t know if I saved his life, but I saved him considerable discomfort, that’s for sure.”
Bob is definitely the type of guy you want to have around during an emergency situation, cause the Heimlich maneuver is no joke.
You actually have to break a rib in order to properly employ the technique.