The hero rescues the day!
Tyra Winters is a 17-year-old student at Rockwall High School, Texas. She was on the school's float with her cheerleading squad during the homecoming parade when she spotted a child who was choking. As reported by ABC News, she spotted the child whose face had gone "super, super red."
On spotting the child, she didn't waste a single moment and jumped off the float to rush towards him. The child was with his mother but she was unable to successfully perform the Heimlich maneuver on him. Tyra came to his rescue and was able to perform the maneuver perfectly to the relief of all present. "I picked him up and then I tilted him downwards and gave him two or three back thrusts. He then was spitting everything up," Tyra told ABC News.
The child is only 2-year-old and his mother Nicole Hornback was extremely thankful for the fact that Tyra was present there and helped her out. She said, "I just literally was holding him out and just running through the crowd trying to hand him off to anyone." Tyra, happy to save the kid believed in her capabilities and humbly said, "I knew exactly what to do from that point on."