A teen is now being hailed a hero after his quick thinking helped saved the life of a choking classmate.
Ian Brown, a freshman at Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, was eating lunch with a group of friends in the cafeteria when one began to choke on his food.
Sitting directly across from his choking friend, Brown wasted no time jumping into action.
As seen in a video posted on the school district’s Facebook page, Brown quickly sprang from his seat and immediately administered the Heimlich maneuver on his classmate, Will Olson.
After dislodging the food from his friend’s throat, Brown escorted Olson to the school’s nurse to make sure he was all clear.
Brown learned the Heimlich maneuver during first aid training he received as a Police Explorer at the La Crosse Police Department.
The school’s nurse said that “a very dangerous situation was handled” through Brown’s direct intervention and his Heimlich maneuver training, according to the police department.