State senator saves fellow lawmaker with Heimlich maneuver

January 18, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas state senator says he’s a “happy camper” after another lawmaker rushed to his aid when he began choking.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Sen. Ed Berger, of Hutchinson, saw Sen. Dan Goddard, of Parsons, struggling Wednesday while they attended a reception at the Topeka County Club. Berger performed the Heimlich maneuver after asking Goddard if he needed help. Both first-term senators are assigned to the Ways and Means Committee.

Berger said it was “pretty simple,” although he worried that he had hurt Goddard.

Goddard says he feels fine. He says he isn’t sure what caused him to choke, adding that he was eating salad, bread and meat.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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