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Dr Guy Knights saved a man's life at a local country fayre after he performed an emergency cricothyroid puncture using a penknife and part of a biro.

Dr Knights was forced to carry out the surgery after a Heimlich manoeuvre failed to free a large piece of beef from the man's airway. 'It became obvious we had to make a surgical airway as this guy was expiring before our eyes,' he said. Dr Knights, a GP in Fairford, Gloucestershire, said the patient – a lawyer – sent him a 'splendid' letter praising his actions.

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