QUICK-THINKING brothers who saved their mother from choking to death were honoured yesterday.
Gavin and Christopher Longbottom performed the Heimlich Manoeuvre on Linda Mosley when an inch-long chicken bone stuck in her throat.
The youngsters, pupils at Honley High School, were presented with certificates of commendation by St John Ambulance at a cere- mony in front of classmates.
The drama unfolded at the family home in Roundway, Honley, in February.
Linda, 48, was eating the chicken with Gavin, 12, and Christopher, 11, when the bone became stuck.
As she gasped for breath Christopher began thumping her on the back, before calling an ambulance.
In the meantime, Gavin grabbed his mum round the waist and performed the life-saving manoeuvre - after seeing it on the TV soap Emmerdale.
"The bone was absolutely stuck and I was going blue," said Linda, a staff nurse at St Luke's Hospital, Crosland Moor.
"Gavin just put his hands round my chest and the bone shot out."
Linda, who was herself in the St John Ambulance, was at the school as the boys picked up their awards.
Gavin explained why he heaved his mum around the waist to save her life: "I'd seen Marlon Dingle do it!"
Neither of the boys said they were frightened.
Keith Lorrimer, the St John Ambulance's schools liaison officer, who presented the certificates, said: "They did exactly the right thing."