A PENSIONER who nearly choked to death on a pickled onion was rescued by his dog.
Alan Spencer, 67, was tucking into his dinner when the skin on the pickled vegetable blocked his windpipe.
He frantically tried to clear his airway and after around three tortuous minutes he made his way to the door in a bid to get help from a passer-by.
But he collapsed in his hallway and said he felt his “life slipping away” as he began to black out - much to the horror of his frantic Labradors Lexi and Nancy.
But 18-month-old Lexi leaped into action and jumped with all fours onto the centre of Alan’s back and the trapped vegetable shot out of his mouth.
The retired performer from Withernsea in East Yorkshire said he wouldn’t be here without his adorable dog.
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