An American teacher, on the sixth day, rescued a student who was choking on top of a water bottle, in New Jersey, in we. Janice Jenkins had to perform the Heimlich maneuver to clear 9-year-old Robert’s throat.
East Orange Community Charter High School security camera captured the moment the student tried to open the bottle with his mouth and ended up swallowing the cap.
Not understanding what was happening, Robert’s classmates laughed, thinking that the boy had just gotten wet. In fact, the 9-year-old couldn’t explain that he had swallowed the bottle cap.
After running across the room, Robert reached for Jenkins and pointed at his throat, indicating that he was choking. The teacher immediately began performing the Heimlich maneuver, to help the student spit out the cap.
According to NJ Advance Media, Jenkins said he didn’t think much about what he could do, but acted quickly to help the boy.
“I didn’t think, I just acted. I saw he needed help so I pushed to help him. Robert wasn’t breathing, his face was very pale and he looked desperate,” says Jenkins.
The teacher recently took a course in first aid, where she learned, among other techniques, the Heimlich maneuver.
“After he was safe, I took him to the dispensary and felt 100% better. Then my feelings took hold and I started thinking about what could happen. Thank God I was able to do what I did. It was the first time I did [a manobra de Heimlich] To Real Madrid. Glad that he succeeded,” the teacher concluded.
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