Waconia Student Recognized for Saving Choking Classmate

In Blog, Schools on February 18, 2016 by Community Expert Team
Waconia Student Recognized for Saving Choking Classmate

Waconia High School student Cody Ehrriech was recently honored for saving the life of a fellow classmate.

According to WCCO, Ehrriech, who has autism, gave the Heimlich maneuver to a student who he saw choking during lunch. The event occurred in October and was even captured by school surveillance cameras. Ehrriech was recognized with a special certificate from state Rep. Jim Nash, who’s also the former of mayor of Waconia.

“[It was] instinct,” Ehrriech, who never recalls learning the maneuver, reportedly said.

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