Tracheosotomy with a steak knife

From the Herald:

Brian O’Neill and his wife, Joan, were seated at a table at a friend’s annual New Year’s Eve party at Provisions by The Grey Plume, a party room, at 3157 Farnam St., when a piece of meat became lodged in his airway, eventually rendering him unconscious, a police report said.

The party room’s staff called 911 shortly before midnight, while five men — including a doctor and an off-duty Omaha police sergeant who was working nearby — took turns at the Heimlich maneuver, the report said. After many failed attempts, the doctor tried to open the airway by using a steak knife for a tracheotomy, authorities said.

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