Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Elvis impersonator saves woman's life
An Elvis impersonator saved a woman's life after she collapsed at a Las Vegas restaurant Sunday -- the same day that he married his fiancée and completed a marathon.
Claudio Palma, a doctor from San Francisco, was dressed in The King's trademark get-up for the annual Rock 'n Roll marathon when he saw a woman collapse at a local burger joint, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The unidentified woman, a diabetic, was bleeding from the mouth and head and had no pulse.
Palma, an anesthesiologist, was still in his running shoes and sprinted over to the women to perform CPR. He revived the woman before paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital.
He said that the woman "freaked out" when she came to and saw the paunchy, sideburned King kissing her on the mouth.
"She was giving me a weird look and telling me she was okay," Palma told the paper.
Earlier in the day, Palma married his fiancée, Rhanee, in a run-thru chapel during the second mile of the race.
Posted by Palmoni at 2:24 PM