Skip to comments.Neighbours hail farmer as hero after he uses turban to pull drowning woman to safety
Posted on 06/29/2016 1:49:15 AM PDT by Ketill Frostbeard
KAMLOOPS - Nicole Mulcahy and Betty Timuss were having dinner in their home along Heffley Creek Saturday evening when they heard what sounded like two animals fighting.
The first time they heard it, they didn't think much of it. But then they heard it again. This time it was clearl. A girl yelling "I can't swim! Help!"
Timuss got her binoculars out and spotted the girl floating in the North Thompson River, only her head visible. Mulcahy ran across her back yard onto the dirt road in front of their home, where she saw her neighbours Avtar and Paul Hothi.
"I'm running as fast as I possibly can with no shoes on," Mulcahy said.
She whistled for the men and told them someone was drowning. Without hesitation, Avtar, Paul and four workers from a farm next door ran down a path and to the river bank where they had clear sight of the girl in the water.
Avtar, a Sikh, thought on his feet, and took his turban off to help pull the girl in.
"He threw his turban in. It's probably about 10 or 12 feet," Mulcahy said. "And then he pulled her in."
Timuss was still inside, gathering blankets and a skipping rope in case the girl floated down closer to her.
"You don't think in that situation," Timuss said. "All you're doing is trying to save that person in the water."
Timuss and Mulcahy say Avtar is a hard working man, who is always out in the fields of his farm.
"I said to him 'That's really using your head, Avtar'," Mulcahy said with a laugh. "Everybody pitched in, it's such a good community out here."
The girl was pulled to safety with no injuries other than being a little cold. Timuss wrapped her up in a blanket and Avtar drove her home.
Happy birthday & you are DEFINITELY a hero for saving your nephew’s life. What an amazing thing you & the Sikh both accomplished.
I will raise my evening G & T to you & wish you a proper birthday
You done good ; )
Wow, I never said he should have jumped in. I said calling him a hero because he threw a rope was too much.
If it would have been you wife, daughter or grand-daughter I bet he would have been a hero to you. No on second thought maybe not you seem the type that still wouldn’t see it. Sad world we live in when someone saves a live and all someone can do is complain because of some one used some verbiage they don’t approve of.
Yeah, maybe so, but your snide comment could have been saved for another thread. What the heck were you thinking with that reply?
He saved a little girl's life!
Had it not been for the actions of Nicole, Betty and Avtar, that babygirl would have drowned.
If I had seen that effort and been a neighbor, much less a parent, DAMNED STRAIGHT I would consider it "HEROIC"!
When I realize...I’m wrong...I generally just apologize and move on.
Please stop, everyone thinks you’re a creep. You keep going you hit psychopath territory. Stop while you’re still behind.
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