Caught on camera: Deputy saves woman choking on potato chip

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A deputy saved a woman choking on a chip. (KTRK)

A deputy happened to be in the right place at the right time for a woman who choked on a potato chip inside a deli.

Angelica Sandoval drank lemonade to try to force down the chip stuck in her throat. She is seen on video gasping for air.

"All of a sudden I felt like I couldn't breathe. I wanted to ask for help, but I couldn't," Sandoval said.

Her co-worker at the deli tried to use the Heimlich maneuver, which didn't work until Deputy Gregg Ramseyer stepped in to try it himself.

After more than a minute, Sandoval was able to breathe again.

Ramseyer was in the deli to check out the shop's surveillance video after a hit-and-run that happened outside.

Sandoval and Ramseyer ran into each other a few weeks after the choking incident.

"And that's when I told him, 'Thank you so much for saving my life, you're my hero' and he's like 'no problem,'" Sandoval said.

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