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Boy saves girl who was choking on a kiss

December 7, 2018

NEW MILFORD - It started out as an after-school story involving a boy and a girl and a kiss.

And then things got serious.

But it’s not what you think.

The kiss was a Hershey’s Kiss, and the girl was choking on it.

Quick-thinking Callum Brown, a junior at the Canterbury School, performed the Heimlich maneuver on his classmate to dislodge the chocolate drop, and save r from the emergency.

Educators at the private high school confirmed the story on Friday but were not prepared to provide details, except that it happened outside the athletic facility after class on Thursday.

The Heimlich maneuver is an abdominal thrust technique widely used to clear a choking victim’s blocked throat.

But the technique is not always executed as well as Brown did on Thursday.

In the summer, for example, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin cracked U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s rib while performing the Heimlich maneuver at a Democratic luncheon.

rryser@newstimes.com 203-731-3342

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