Funeral Held for Omaha Choking Victim

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 18:53:12-05

A funeral was held Wednesday for the Omaha man who died after choking on a piece of meat at a New Year's Eve party.

Family and friends gathered at Saint Robert Bellarmine church near 120th and Pacific to say goodbye to Brian O'Neill.

An off-duty doctor tried to save his life and performed a tracheotomy with a knife after the Heimlich Maneuver failed.

A GoFundMe page raised more than $50,000.