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Cafeteria Worker Credited With Saving Choking Boy

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) -- A Forbes Elementary cafeteria worker is being credited with saving a boy who was choking on his food.

Alpine District spokeswoman Jerrilynn Mortensen says the boy wanted to eat fast so he could get outside and play.

He shoved a lot of food in his mouth and as he was returning a lunch tray the worker saw him struggling to breathe.

The cafeteria worker slapped him on the back, which was enough to help the boy.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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