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Sikh man saves drowning girl using turban

worldpaper Updated: Jul 01, 2016, 08:26 IST

TORANTO: A quick-thinking Sikh man is being hailed as a hero in Canada after he saved a girl from drowning by using his turban to pull her out of a frigid river.

Avtar Hothi, a farmer from Kamloops, British Columbia, used his turban to save the teen who had fallen into the cold waters of North Thompson River close to his farm.

Hothi, 65, and his son Paul were working at their family farm in Heffley Creek, just north of Kamloops, last Saturday when they heard cries for help.

They rushed to the riverbank to see the girl struggling to stay afloat in the strong current.

“We were trying to look around for branches, and he just sprung to action, took off his turban right away, threw it in the water and pulled her to shore,” Paul told Candadian media .

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