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Hero dog saves owner from choking on sweet

A Carmarthenshire woman was saved from choking on a sweet by her pet dog.

Rachel Hayes, from Drefach Felindre, said her pet springer spaniel Mollypops (pictured) "bashed" her in the back until the sweet came up.

The 40-year-old rewarded the dog with a squeaky chicken and some doggy treats.

She told BBC Radio 5 live's Drive: "I'm living alone so there's nobody that could help me... it was only thanks to Mollypops I'm here to tell the story."

Correction (31 March 2014): An earlier version of this report contained the phrase "Heimlich manoeuvre" which was inaccurate and should not have been used in this context.

  • 18 Mar 2014
  • From the section Wales
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