Henry Heimlich, Doctor Who Devised Maneuver to Save Choking Victims, Dies at 96

Dr. Henry Heimlich (L), the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the life-saving technique named for him, poses with Patty Ris, 87, who he saved this week from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors' home in Cincinatti, Ohio, U.S. May 27, 2016. Episcopal Retirement Services/Bryan Reynolds/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo
Dr. Henry Heimlich (L), the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the life-saving technique named for him, poses with Patty Ris, 87, who he saved this week from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors’ home in Cincinatti, Ohio, U.S. May 27, 2016. Episcopal Retirement Services/Bryan Reynolds/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Henry Heimlich, the American doctor who devised a maneuver used to save countless choking victims since the 1970’s, has died at the age of 96, media reported on Saturday, citing a statement from his family.

Heimlich, who the technique he developed was named for, died from complications from a heart attack he suffered on Monday, according to the reports, which Reuters could not immediately confirm.

SOURCE: Reuters
(Reporting by Frank McGurty, editing by G Crosse)