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.