7-year-old saves mom's life with Heimlich maneuver

PORTLAND

Amira Fortin was lying on the couch watching TV when she heard a strange noise coming from the kitchen.

She immediately ran to the kitchen and found her mom, Jennifer, choking on a piece of sausage.

The 7-year-old said she knew she had to perform the Heimlich maneuver to save her mother's life, so she sprung into action.

"I picked her up three times," said Amira. "She spit the sausage out."

Amira says her grandfather taught her the life-saving technique but she also remembered it from the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire," starring Robin Williams.

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