Teen saves choking niece with heimlich
POSTED: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 10:34am
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — A 14-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after he saved his 3-year-old niece while she choked on a grape.
The girl's name is Genesis. She loves to eat grapes, her family says, and she was eating some on Monday when she began choking.
That's when her teen uncle, Adolpho, jumped into action.
As other family members panicked and called 911, Adolpho came out of his back bedroom and heard the commotion.
He said his niece was turning purple and he took control of the situation.
He performed the Heimlich Maneuver on Genesis, something he read about at school.
After four compressions, the red grape popped out of Genesis' mouth and she began breathing on her own.