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WILMINGTON, Massachusetts (WHDH) A custodian at a Wilmington, Massachusetts middle school is being called a hero after saving a child's life in the cafeteria.

Daevin Harless started choking on a carrot during his lunch break.

"I couldn't breathe, it was like stuck there and I just couldn't breathe and I fainted," Harless said.

Teachers at North Intermediate School scrambled, running to the nurse, that's when Mike Scanlon saved the day.

"I got over to him and his face was like ash white and his lips were blue. I touched him and he didn't have no reaction to me," Scanlon said.

Without a second thought Scanlon said he jumped into action administering the Heimlich maneuver.