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.
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.
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.”