GOOD NEWS

West Jordan Middle School Student Uses Heimlich Maneuver To Save Friend

Oct 2, 2020, 1:34 PM | Updated: 1:37 pm

WEST JORDAN, Utah – A student at West Jordan Middle School saved another student’s life – thanks to something he learned in health class.

Hunter Olsen saved his friend, Jackson, who was choking on a chicken sandwich. Jackson signaled that he was choking, and Hunter jumped in and performed the Heimlich maneuver.

“It was very nerve-racking,” said Hunter, who saved his friend from choking. “My body was kind of shaking. My adrenaline was pumping so hard. It was just crazy.”

He said he’s not a hero – he was just in the right place at the right time.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Good News

...
Karah Brackin

Utah veterans head to DC for ‘trip of a lifetime’

75 veterans left Salt Lake City for Washington D.C. Tuesday morning.
2 days ago
FILE: SiriusXM host Hoda Kotb talks with John Cena at the SiriusXM Studio on October 10, 2018 in Ne...
Zoe Sottile, CNN

John Cena breaks Make-A-Wish record after granting 650 wishes

Actor, wrestling legend, and perpetual meme subject John Cena has completed a new accomplishment: breaking the world record for most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
10 days ago
(Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack/Utah National Guard Public Affairs)...
Karah Brackin

Utahn takes home 2022 National Guard Soldier of the Year

Hours of hard work and dedication paid off as the 2022 National Guard Soldier of the Year is homegrown: Sgt. Spencer Fayles of West Valley, Utah.
2 months ago
(Jack Grimm/KSL TV)...
Alex Cabrero

Springville gas station offers community cheaper gas for the day

As everyone struggles with rising gas prices and continued inflation, one local gas station is helping their community by offering lower prices for a day. 
3 months ago
...
Andrew Adams, KSL TV

Community writes hand-written notes to Utah foster kids for their graduations

For kids in the foster care system—several strangers gathered Wednesday night at the Urban Arts Gallery at The Gateway to show support and honor their success.
4 months ago
...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Utah veteran works to bring home WWII soldier lost at sea after possible aircraft discovered

The Utah man has been working to keep his story alive was recently contacted by an Italian diver whose team just found a sunken B-17 that is a likely match.
4 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Ask these questions before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Cloud storage technology with 3d rendering drawer with files in cloud...
PC Laptops

How backing up your computer can help you relieve stress

Don't wait for something bad to happen before backing up your computer. Learn how to protect your data before disaster strikes.
young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
West Jordan Middle School Student Uses Heimlich Maneuver To Save Friend