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Sikhs tie turbans together to rescue drowning man

Some quick thinking Sikh hikers are being called heroes after they tied their turbans together to rescue a drowning man in British Columbia.

It happened at Lower Falls in Golden Ears Park, reports Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue manager Rick Laing said one man had slipped into the water and had trouble getting out.

Five other hikers saw the man in trouble and immediately jumped into action before rescue crews could arrive.

“Five young males hiking past rendered them aid by taking their turbans off, tying them together and making one long rope,” said Laing.

According to CBC, the turbans combined with clothing tied together stretched out to 10 meters long.

“We all thought that was very ingenious to do that,” Laing said to CBC. “I’ve never seen or heard of that before.”

Laing called the rescued man lucky and said if he had been in the water any longer, he could have died of hypothermia.

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