According to Gwangju North Fire Station on Wednesday, the man, surnamed Baek, was found unconscious on a street after his heart stopped beating due to cardiac arrest.
Having received reports from bystanders, paramedics arrived at the scene and rushed Baek to a hospital. While performing airway management on him, the doctors found a piece of rice cake lodged in his throat.
After the rice cake was removed, Baek recovered his breathing, but reportedly remained unconscious.
|Rice cake (Yonhap File Photo)|