SANDY, Utah — A local school janitor is being called a hero after saving a child's life.
Doug Christensen was sweeping the cafeteria at Silver Mesa Elementary School in Sandy when a girl approached him saying her friend was choking.
Christensen immediately sprung into action, performing the Heimlich Maneuver on the choking girl.
He was able to quickly eject a tater tot from the girl's throat.
While many are calling him a hero, Christensen says he was just doing his job.
“I’m just doing what I normally do,” Christensen said. “I’d do it for anybody, so it's just a normal routine.”
Christensen says he is a former EMT and has been in this situation many times before.