Ballpark Hero Saves Choking Child

Ballpark Hero Saves Choking Child

Des Moines : WA : USA | Aug 31, 2011 at 2:22 AM PDT
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The unidentified child was already turning blue with a piece of chicken lodged in his throat and no one dared take charge, but fortunately, 49-year-old Washington, D.C., native who works as a vendor at Nationals Park, Emmanuel Marlow, took notice of the ensuing commotion and with his heroic instinct, jumped to the rescue and performed the Heimlich maneuver saving the life of the young kid, liveflashscore said.

The Heimlich maneuver is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when a person's windpipe becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object by placing your fist, with the thumb side in, above the person's navel and grab the fist tightly with your other hand. And then, pull your fist abruptly upward and inward to increase airway pressure behind the obstructing object and force it from the windpipe, repeating the procedure several times until the object is dislodged.

After just three attempts, Marlow has successfully dislodged the food out of the boy’s throat, his grateful mother spent 10 minutes hugging her hero crying and thanking him for saving her son’s life.

And just as if nothing ever happened, Marlow went back to work saying, "I was just glad I was there and knew what to do and did it; that's the best thing that happened…his mother's not grieving over a lost child. That's the most important thing."

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The Heimlich maneuver.
dunite is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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