'I was just happy to help': Catching up with the York native who saved a person from choking while at swim meet

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Dallastown's Logan Brockway places first in the boys 200 yard individual medley at 1:57.78 during swimming action against Red Lion at Dallastown Area Middle School in York Township, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

West Chester University swimmer Logan Brockway returned to York County for the state championships last weekend and arguable achieved something greater than a win (although he and his teammates did that, too).

The 2018 Dallastown High grad saved a life at the York Galleria mall food court during a lunch break.

In town for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Swimming Championships at the Graham Aquatic Center in York City from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, Brockway stepped in to perform the Heimlich maneuver, according to West Chester University spokesperson James Zuhlke.

"While eating with a few teammates in-between sessions, Brockway performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking victim and dislodged the obstruction," Zuhlke said via email. 

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Logan Brockway

The college senior also led his teammates to victory, including winning two PSAC individual titles and two relay titles.

By the end of the meet, Brockway helped launch West Chester University to a  championship win — the 34th for the school — and 23rd consecutive title at a conference meet, according to Zuhlke.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.