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 abs-cbnNEWS.com.
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.