South East Wales

Teachers save five-year-old from choking on grape

Girl who choked on grape Image copyright Cardiff Council
Image caption Bailee-Rae Parker with the teachers who saved her - Sean Canham and Alun Evans

A five-year-old girl choking on a grape was saved by teachers at her school in Cardiff.

Bailee-Rae Parker was having lunch at Ysgol Gymraeg Coed Y Gof in Pentrebane when the fruit lodged in her throat.

Teaching assistant Sean Canham performed the Heimlich manoeuvre then teacher Alun Evans dislodged the grape with a back-slap.

Head teacher Mike Hayes said Bailee-Rae's mother has been in to school to say thank you personally.

He added: "We have reminded all our parents to cut grapes, cherry tomatoes, and similar fruit into quarters."