Third grader saves choking friend

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(KTVI) – “Hero” is a heavy label to put on someone who’s just in the third grade.  But what else do you call a boy who saves another boy’s life?

The biggest thing on the minds of Zach Furman, Fletcher Dypwick, and Aiden Roberts is how to get through two more days of school to summer vacation, but a couple of weeks ago there was something much bigger in their lives.

Zach gave Fletcher the Heimlich because they were outside the school on picnic day when Fletcher suddenly ran into something and couldn’t chew — smiley fries.


When Zach sprang into action, Aiden moved too.

“I thought he was throwing up for a second, Zach goes no no he’s choking so I ran over and got teachers,” Aiden recalls.

Two weeks before the incident, Zach’s dad Matt taught him how to do the Heimlich.

Fletcher is doing well now and the boys’ big fear is that they won’t be in the same class in fourth grade.

From: CNN Wires


  • Lainey Lou

    Kudos to his parents for teaching him the Heimlich. ..great timing too. Good job Zach for paying attention and knowing what to do. You’re a great friend

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