Heimlich Hero


Published 06/05 2014 10:26AM

Updated 06/05 2014 10:45AM

(KSL)  A 12-year-old Utah boy is being called a hero after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on his friend when the boy started choking during their school lunch.

Omar Rose is a sixth-grader at Alianza Academy in Salt Lake City. He was sitting next to Byron De Neon, a fourth-grader at the school, when a cucumber became stuck in Bryon's throat.

"I said something funny to Byron. All of the sudden, Byron gave me this sign. I started panicking, and I moved my chair, and I jumped over the table," Omar said.

"It went down my throat. I couldn't swallow it, and I started holding my throat, and I stood up. I banged the table, and I started holding my throat," Bryon said.

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