11 Aug, 2019 @ 18:54
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‘WE ALL NEED FIRST AID TRAINING’: Mum’s plea as daughter, 4, saved by hungover lad on flight from Alicante

A MUM from Teesside has pleaded for people to ‘be first aid trained’ after her four-year-old daughter’s life was saved on a flight home from Alicante.

Kirsty Reed’s daughter, Summer, began choking on a fruit-flavoured Mento sweet her mum had given her to help with plane pressure.

The young girl started to cough while her mother began frantically slapping her back to dislodge the sweet.

SAVED: Summer, 4, with mum Kirsty

Her mother ‘screamed for help’ to the cabin – when out of nowhere Jordan Lowrie grabbed Summer and carried out the Heimlich manoeuvre.

The docker, from Netherfields, Middlesbrough, had been on a lads’ holiday to Benidorm and was snoozing in his seat when he was woken up by Kirsty’s screams.

Kirsty told The Sun her daughter ‘let out an almighty scream’ before the sweet popped out.

HUNGOVER HERO: Jordan was reportedly snoozing off a hangover

Days earlier, Jordan had reportedly seen a Facebook video of a restaurant waiter saving a man’s life using the Heimlich manoeuvre – otherwise he wouldn’t have known what to do.

Kirsty said: “In those moments, I completely froze and didn’t know what to do to save her other than bang her back – which didn’t work.

“But simple view of a video saving someone else’s life helped save my daughter’s life.

Kirsty has since tracked Jordan down on Twitter and thanked him for acting so quickly.

She added: “He’s our absolute hero. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

LIFESAVER: A video of a waiter performing the Heimlich manoeuvre equipped Jordan with his life-saving know-how

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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