Preteens and Teens Saving Lives
News reports have highlighted the heroic actions of preteens and teenagers who knew how to perform the Heimlich maneuver for a classmate, family member, teacher (or other adult) with complete airway obstruction.
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These 4 reports, plus the first 2 stories (with videos) below are about preteens
who have saved others from choking:
- Boy Saves Mom’s Life with Heimlich Maneuver – Saint John Telegraph Journal, October 2007[Ref:1593]
- Girl Saves Friend’s Life Using Heimlich – KMBC Kansas City, January 2008[Ref:1594]
- Girl, 8, Saves Friend Choking at Restaurant – WCCO Minneapolis, December 2007[Ref:1595]
- Heimlich Inventor Honours Cape Breton Boy – CBC News, April 2007[Ref:1587]
Did You Know?!
A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:375]