CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1985 |
Budget Director James C. Miller III was on the program as the luncheon speaker, but he jumped into action as an amateur paramedic when a waiter who appeared to be choking fell to the floor. Miller administered the Heimlich maneuver, a means of expelling trapped food by sharply squeezing the victim beneath the rib cage, Miller's spokesman, Edwin Dale, confirmed Tuesday.
July 13, 1988 |
Sen. Chic Hecht (R-Nev.) today gave his "everlasting thanks" to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who put aside political partisanship long enough to successfully administer the Heimlich maneuver when the Republican was choking on a piece of apple. Kerry had stepped off a Capitol elevator Tuesday when he saw Hecht staggering in the hallway. Kerry administered the Heimlich maneuver, and on his second attempt the piece of apple was dislodged from Hecht's windpipe.
January 6, 1991 |
Muffie the cocker spaniel is lucky her teen-age master improvised a doggie Heimlich maneuver. "I learned it at school, but they didn't say anything about using it on a dog," Justin Weigel said. Donna Weigel, Justin's mother, said she called her son after noticing the dog couldn't breathe on New Year's Day. "Muff just ran up to me and sat down," Justin said. "It was almost like she knew we could do something to help."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1989 |
As 12-year-old heroines go, Adrienne Costanzo is remarkably serene and unassuming. The Fleming Junior High School seventh-grader, who has never taken an emergency training course in her life, is credited with using the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of her 4-year-old friend, Chelsea Segal, when grown-ups around her failed to notice the child choking. The incident took place recently at a barbecue at Chelsea's home in San Pedro.
October 30, 1994 |
The famous guests made their way through the rain into the warmth of Joanne Carson's candle-lit Bel-Air home. Just beyond the door, they found a small registration table. Esther Williams, Patti Davis, Jon Voight, Bruce Davison and other luminaries dutifully signed in. The guest of honor--a tall intense-looking man in his 70s--waited in the kitchen. Everyone had heard about him, but few had met him. As they filed by to shake his hand, Dr. Henry Heimlich nodded and smiled. "Thanks for coming.
January 31, 1991
A woman saved her puppy from choking to death on a chicken bone by following a deputy's instructions on performing the Heimlich maneuver, sheriff's officials said. Anna Mora of the Whittier area called the 911 emergency number Monday when her puppy started choking, said Lt. William Lewis of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department "Deputy James Stroud gave the woman instructions for the Heimlich maneuver and she was able to dislodge the bone," Lewis said. "She and the dog are fine."