Did You Know?!
For every choking-related death, an estimated 110 children are treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal choking.[Ref:43]
It shouldn’t be surprising that choking has been “featured” in movies as well as in the news.
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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.
Choking episodes have been portrayed in several movies (sometimes accurately and sometimes not).
Although most movie actors are best known for their on-screen performances, some actors have made headlines because of real life heroics.