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Can The Heimlich Manoeuvre Really Stop Someone From Choking?

You remember that scene from Mrs Doubtfire, the one where Pierce Brosnan’s character, Stu, began to choke on a mouthful of food at a fancy restaurant.

Robin Williams’ Mrs Doubtfire saves the day by performing the Heimlich Manoeuvre.

Paul caught the movie – which is 25 years old WTF – over the weekend and wondered if anyone had actually pulled the move in real life?

“Has that ever happened, does that actually happen?” he said before opening the phones.

The short answer? Yes.

It happened at Rockpool.

Lance from North Perth recalled the situation where he was having dinner and a woman at another table began to choke.

Check out the vid up top

Thing is, it's not what is taught in First Aid courses anymore... so we've included the official St John Ambulance advice here.

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