WOULD CHEW BELIEVE IT: Choking Man Saves Own Life With Solo Heimlich Manoeuvre - ViralTab

WOULD CHEW BELIEVE IT: Choking Man Saves Own Life With Solo Heimlich Manoeuvre

This footage shows how a choking man saved his own life by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre on himself with the help of a chair.

Bahri Uyar was having breakfast alone at his desk in the canteen he runs in Selcuklu, Konya Province, Turkey on 26th August.

But tragedy almost struck when a piece of the bagel he was scoffing down lodged in his throat.

Bahri Uyar poses in an undated photo. He saved his own life by performing Heimlich Maneuver on himself with the help of a chair in Konya, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Newsflash)

Footage shows how the 59-year-old father of two remained calm as he shuffled into the kitchen, bent over a chair, and forcefully prodded its back into his stomach.

His quick-thinking actions dislodged the trapped piece of food from his throat and saved him from choking.

Recounting his close call, he told local media: “When I was having breakfast in the canteen, I couldn’t catch my breath while sipping tea.

Bahri Uyar poses in an undated photo. He saved his own life by performing Heimlich Maneuver on himself with the help of a chair in Konya, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Newsflash)

“A piece of bagel had got into my windpipe. For a while I didn’t know what to do.

“After five to 10 seconds, I remembered the first aid training I had seen. There we were taught how to act in such a situation when we are alone.

“So I saved my own life by finding a chair and performing the Heimlich manoeuvre on the chair by myself.”

Bahri Uyar saves his own life by performing Heimlich Maneuver on himself with the help of a chair in Konya, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Uyar leaned the part of his body between the navel and ribs on the top of the chair, and made a strong forward lunge, coughing and causing the piece in his trachea to come out. (Newsflash)

He revealed he had later quizzed his family and friends about the Heimlich manoeuvre and if they knew how to perform it.

He said: “Many people don’t know it. I ask my friends and relatives, no one knows. Or no one knows how to do it when alone.

“There must be people who know this manoeuvre in every business and every environment.”

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