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New York elementary school student, 7 years old, saves a classmate who is suffocated by the Heimlich maneuver

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A 7-year-old elementary school student is greeted by a hero aftersaving his classmates' lives at her lunch using the Heimlich maneuver.

David Diaz Jr., a sophomore at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Binghamton, NY, noticed that his friend had begun to choke on pizza at school and took action.

He said he learned his life-saving move from the television medical drama "Good Doctor," which he watched with his father David Diaz Sr. last year.

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"If someone is choked or at risk, you should always save," David Diaz Jr. told FoxNews Digital in a recent telephone interview.

"Otherwise it could be really sad," the boy added.

From left to right, David Diaz Sr., David Diaz Jr. (front) and N.Y. State Senator Fred Akshar. The trio posed for a photo at Woodrow Wilson Elementary.

From left to right, David Diaz Sr., David Diaz Jr. (front) and New York State Senator Fred Akshar. A trio posed to take pictures at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. (Emanuel Priest / Senate of New York)

Young David said he wasn't sure if he could save his friend. Place his arm around him. But he wanted to be able to-because he was closer to the choking student than the teacher at the time. 

Woodrow Wilson Elementary's sophomore teacher, Kristin Korba, told FoxNews Digital that David was sitting opposite a choking student.

"If someone is choking or at risk, you should always save them."

— David Diaz Jr., 7

"Adults were patrolling and watching the cafeteria," Korba recalled. "David rushed behind [suffocating student] and performed the Heimlich maneuver."

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choked students] "Korba added. "He was cleaned up by a nurse and his parents were contacted."

When Colva spoke to David, she performed theHeimlich maneuver on a television show {67. I learned that I saw it and made a note to "remember" it. know.

David Diaz Jr., a Woodrow Wilson Elementary School local hero, and N.Y. State Sen. Fred Akshar shake hands as the 7-year-old is honored during a June award ceremony.

David Diaz Jr., Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Local At the awards ceremony in June, a 7-year-old child will be commended, and the hero and NY State Assembly member Fred Akshar will shake hands. (Emanuel Priest / New York State Legislature)

The Heimlich maneuver, also known as abdominal thrust, is a first aid that one must do. According to the National Library of Medicine, pressure is applied between the navel and thorax of another person to remove the tracheal obstruction of the victim. 

If suffocated, people can perform the Heimlich maneuver on themselves or others. 

"I'm very proud of my son."

— David Diaz Sr.

June 13, Binghamton David's bravery was recognized when City School District Director Dr. Tonia Thompson and New York State Senator Fred Akshar visited him.

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He won the New York Senate Award Awarded for his heroic deeds.

Proud father David Diaz Sr. (in back, left, behind his son) looks on as David Diaz Jr., 7, is presented with a New York State Senate Commendation Award in June 2022. "He's an angel in my eyes," said the proud dad about his son.

Proud father David Diaz Sr. (back, left, he (Behind his son) David Diaz Jr., 7, will be awarded the New York Senate Award in June 2022. "He is an angel in my eyes," said the proud dad about his son. (Emanuel Priest / New York State Legislature)

"I am very proud ofmy son," said Diaz Sr. News Digital told Fox. "He's an angel in my eyes." 

"If you want to pursue becoming a doctor when he grows up, I'll achieve that in his later life. I'm happy to help, but it's really up to him, "Dias Sr. Continued.

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He said his son "educated" Learn from TV shows and what he wants to be "

What you need to know about the signs of choking and the Heimlich maneuver

Chicago-based nonprofit National Safety Council According to the National Safety Council (NSC), choking is the fourth leading cause of unintended death in the United States. Public service organization.

More than 5,000 people die from suffocation each year, and Congress often estimates that food is the cause.

Signs of chokinginclude severe coughing, nausea, wheezing, biting of the throat, and fainting.

The Heimlich maneuver is a first-aid procedure in which a choking person has an obstruction removed from their throat through abdominal thrusts.

The Heimlich maneuver is a first aid measure. For people who are choked, pushing up the abdomen removes the obstruction from the throat. (iStock)

If you are conscious and appear to be coughing hard, the spectator will open the airway to those who may choke. Heimlich law, the council suggests, after recommending to cough further to do. 

The rescuer should ask if the person is choking first. If you are choked, let us know that you will receive assistance. According to the NSC, the Heimlich maneuver is performed when the arm wraps around the choking person's body and is placed in the abdomen. 

The abdominal thrust should be sharply directed inward and upward until the choking person expels the obstruction from the throat.

One hand of the rescuer should be clasped to the fist with the thumb side facing the abdomen of the victim who is choking "just above the navel". 

You need to squeeze your other hand firmly before pushing up your abdomen. 

The abdominal thrust should be sharply directed inward and upward until the choking person expels the obstruction from the throat.

The procedure is slightly different for pregnant women and those who cannot wrap their arms around their abdomen. 

In these cases, chest thrust is usually recommended.

For infants and toddlers, the NSC states that rescuers need to hold their heads with one hand to help the choked victims face down. I am. 

The victim's torso should hit the rescuer's forearm thighs. The rescuer should continue by slapping the victim's back until the food is drained from the throat. 

Alternatively, chest thrust can be applied when the choking young victim is lying on his back. 

In this case, the rescuer needs to place two fingers on her sternum and apply sharp pressure until the choking stops.

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Choking victims stop responding If so, {according to the NSC, 204} cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) should be performed until a medical professional arrives.

Families can learn how to perform Heimlich maneuvers, CPR, and AEDs from local hospitals, the Red Cross, or the National CPR Foundation. 

Educational videos are also available online to help people become accustomed to these life-saving techniques. 

However, face-to-face classes with certified trainers can be useful. Classes may be free or paid, depending on the course provider. 

Cortney Moore is an Associate Lifestyle Writer / Producer at FoxNews Digital. Tips for her story can be sent to her on her Twitter account at her @ CortneyMoore716.