An 11-year-old boy in Muskogee, Oklahoma, helped save the lives of two people in one day.
Muskogee Public School officials say Davyon Johnson used the Heimlich maneuver on another student who was choking last week.
Later that day, Davyon rescued a woman from a burning house.
Representatives of Muskogee Police Department, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and Muskogee Public Schools honored the young hero Tuesday night at the Muskogee Board of Education meeting.
Davyon was named an honorary member of the police and sheriff’s departments.
Principal Latricia Dawkins recalled the first incident that earned Davyon the honor. She said a student was trying to fill his water bottle and trying to loosen the cap with his mouth. The cap slipped into his throat.
The choking student stumbled into a nearby classroom, where Davyon happened to be.
“Davyon immediately sprinted over and did the Heimlich maneuver. From the account of the witnesses, when he did it the bottle cap popped out,” Principal Dawkins said.
“He has always indicated that he wants to be an EMT. So he got to put that desire into action and immediately saved that young man.”
That same day after school, Davyon saw a house fire and ran to help a woman with a walker get out of the home.
“I thought ‘oh, she’s not moving fast enough.’ So I ran across the street and helped her to her truck,” said Davyon.