Kindergartener Saves Choking Friend’s Life In School Cafeteria

SAN ANTONIO (CBS Houston) — A heroic kindergartener is credited with saving his choking friend’s life.

Five-year-old Jasiah Rubalcava sprang into action last Thursday at the West Avenue Elementary School in San Antonio when he saw his friend, Nicholas Carvajal, choking while they were eating lunch in the cafeteria.

“He was choking on a big chip,” Rubalcava told KENS-TV.

Rubalcava immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver as Carvajal’s face was turning red.

“It felt like kind of weird, cause when it popped out, it scraped the lining to my throat,” Carvajal told KSAT-TV.

After Rubalcava performed the life-saving technique, a cafeteria monitor took Carvajal to see the nurse.

“We took Nicholas to see the nurse,” Charlotte Rowe told KSAT. “He was fine and we realized that Jasiah had saved his life.”

The 5-year-old hero says knew about the Heimlich because he saw it being performed on television.


One Comment

  1. Remember The Alamo=Goliad says:

    Way to go–we were in a school district where a child choked on a hotdog: he died…everyone covered it up and tried to say the teachers were there…they never eat with the students…t

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