Playground hero rewarded for saving friend's life at Atlantic City ceremony

William Ruhno gave his friend Derek Almeida the Heimlich maneuver after Derek started choking on a pretzel.

William Ruhno gave his friend Derek Almeida the Heimlich maneuver after Derek started choking on a pretzel. (11/15/13)

NEWARK - The second grader who saved his choking friend on a Newark playground has been nominated for the outstanding youth award.

Back in June, William Ruhno gave his friend Derek Almeida the Heimlich maneuver after Derek started choking on a pretzel.

William and his family were in Atlantic City tonight for the 15th annual EMS awards banquet where he received an award.
 

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