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Published March 29, 2010, 11:37 AM

Good Samaritans recognized for saving an area woman from choking

(WDAY TV) - F-M ambulance is recognizing three Good Samaritans who stepped up to help, to save an area woman from choking to death.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Sharon Anderson was eating lunch at the Golden Corral in Fargo earlier this month, when a piece of steak got lodged in her throat.

Her cousin Bernell Sannes and two complete strangers, Kathy Oines and Susan Ross took quick action that saved her life. Tonight, those three were given the citizen's life saving award, in front of family and friends.

“And at one point I leaned down and said to Sharon, Sharon, God gave you a second chance at life today, use it well and I know that you will.”

One of Sharon's rescuers says this is a perfect example of why every person should know C-P-R and how to properly perform the Heimlich maneuver.