Pinoy nurse helps save man’s life on plane

Thirty-year-old Ed Torres was just doing what he is trained to do—saving lives. Torres, a Filipino, did not expect to respond to an emergency while on a plane, thousands feet high.

“We were on flight TOM 161 from Mexico, Cancun going back to Manchester in UK (United Kingdom),” Torres said in his email to

Torres became an instant hero for helping save the life of fellow passenger Darren Smith.

A report by the Manchester Evening News stated that Torres and Smith were on the same flight from Mexico heading back to the UK.

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