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Deputy uses Heimlich maneuver to save Dane County Jail inmate from choking, authorities say
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Deputy uses Heimlich maneuver to save Dane County Jail inmate from choking, authorities say

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The Dane County Jail is enlisting the help of the National Guard to test all its inmates and staff for COVID-19.

A deputy used the Heimlich maneuver to save a Dane County Jail inmate from choking on Sunday afternoon, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office reported.

At around noon on Sunday, a 28-year-old male inmate was eating his lunch in the City-County Building portion of the jail when another resident noticed he was choking and could not breathe, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Elise Schaffer said in a statement.

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A deputy quickly responded and used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food. After being checked by jail nursing staff, the inmate was able to return to his housing unit, Schaffer said.

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