‘Hallway hero’ saves student with Heimlich. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| February 10, 2016

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun

A walk through a hallway Wednesday afternoon turned a Flagstaff High School senior into a hero.

“The kid was on the floor, gasping for air, and his friends were standing around, looking shocked,” Monty Grant said. “I asked his friend if he was OK and the friend said he didn’t know. I asked the kid if he was choking and he nodded his head yes.”

Grant, a  lifeguard trained in CPR and first aid, stepped in and knew exactly what to do. He performed the Heimlich maneuver on the choking student, dislodging a jalapeno pepper from his throat and opening his airway again.

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