Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings uses skills he learned as a Boy Scout to rescue a choking woman during lunch at El Fenix Saturday

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings uses skills he learned as a Boy Scout to rescue a choking woman during lunch at El Fenix Saturday

Clearly, it’s wise to dine in a restaurant with a member of the Dallas City Council, at least one who knows the Heimlich Maneuver.

On Saturday afternoon, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was grabbing a bite with son Gunnar at the downtown El Fenix when they espied a woman turning red and gasping for air. The woman told WFAA-Channel 8 she was a few bites into her fajitas, but recalls little about the event: “When I turned around I started gasping for air. I remember standing up, and that’s about all I remember.”

Next thing Helen Mayer knew, Mike Rawlings was standing behind her, performing the Heimlich learned during his days as a Boy Scout.

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