US doctor Henry Heimlich, who invented the manoeuvre used to help victims of choking, has died aged 96.
Dr Heimlich invented the lifesaving technique, which uses abdominal thrusts to clear a person’s airway, in 1974.
In May he used the technique himself to save a woman at his retirement home.
Dr Heimlich died at a hospital in the US city of Cincinnati early on Saturday following complications from a heart attack he suffered on Monday, his family says. See more…