La Crosse teen saves student choking on a cheese curd

Kids, here’s a tip.

If your friend is in danger of choking to death, try not to throw up your hands and walk away because it’s grossing you out.

Also, learn the Heimlich maneuver.

This kid in La Crosse, Wis., did.


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The hero here is Ian Brown, a freshman at Central High School, which posted the video on the school’s Facebook page. Brown learned the Heimlich maneuver as part of his first aid training as a Police Explorer with the La Crosse police department.

As a commenter said, “Way to be clutch, Ian.”

How Will Olson, the young man choking, came to the moment is a uniquely Wisconsin story. He was eating a cheese curd.