Martin High School student saves teammates life

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A local Martin High School student is being praised for his heroic efforts.

Jesus Manzanares, Martin High School Basketball Coach Hector Noyola and Kevin Zamora.

The Martin High School Basketball Team was celebrating its playoff victory when all of a sudden Jesus Manzanares started to choke on a piece of steak.

His fellow teammate Kevin Zamora says he heard some commotion and saw Jesus bent over at the table.

Zamora says he saw Jesus starting to turn blue, which is when Zamora sprang into action and performed the abdominal thrust maneuver.

Jesus is very thankful for his teammate’s heroic gesture and credits him for saving his life.

Meanwhile, Zamora credits his teachers.

Zamora says if he did not learn what his instructors told him, he probably wouldn’t have been able to save him.

Their coach says he is not surprised by Kevin’s actions.

He says that’s something in his player’s nature.

Kevin encourages others to become CPR certified.