By: Savannah Smith | 10-01-2017 | News
Photo credit: Bonnie Mongeau

11-Year-Old Boy Saves Choking Friend

One boy proved that the lessons parents teach their children are so valuable they can come in handy during times of emergencies. An 11-year-old quick thinking boy from New Hampshire saved his friend’s life in class by applying a lesson his dad once taught him.

Jack Mongeau was in science class at Merrimack Valley Middle School when his classmate and longtime friend Bella began choking. It came to a point when the young girl turned blue from choking, and that’s when little hero Jack came to the rescue. He jumped up and used the Heimlich maneuver on Bella.

Jack recently learned the Heimlich method from his father. He even showed his mom that he knows just what to do if he ever encounters a situation when he needs to save a life.

Such scenario happened when Bella was in trouble and in need of quick intervention.

Bella swallowed something and tried to cough to get it out, but couldn’t. She knew Jack was the friend she needed to save her.

Jack proudly told his mom after his little act of heroism: “See mom, God wants me to save.”

The incident further strengthened the special bond between the Jack and Bella who have been best friends since second grade.

Journalist Scott Tetreault posted a message on Twitter hailing little hero Jack. He wrote: “Hats off to hero Jack Mongeau who saved his friend from choking after recently learning the Heimlich. WAY TO GO JACK! #NH #Boston25.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hats off to hero Jack Mongeau who saved his friend from choking after recently learning the Heimlich. WAY TO GO JACK! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NH</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Boston25</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Scott Tetreault (@BostonNewsMan) <a href="">September 29, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Heimlich maneuver is especially important when someone is choking. As an abdominal thrust, it is an emergency response technique that can save a life in seconds. It is also a rather simple action that can dislodge food or any foreign object from a person’s airway when he or she is choking, as it gives an increase in pressure in the abdomen or chest, allowing the object to be expelled before anything dangerous happens to the choking person.

It is a first aid trick that is crucial to learn, even for kids.


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