Turban river rescuer given lifesaving award

By James Peters
March 24, 2017 - 3:41pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 5:38pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops man who used his turban to pull a woman from the fast-flowing North Thompson River has been recognized by the Lifesaving Society of BC and Yukon.

Avtar Hothi was given the society's Silver Medal of Merit, for his actions last June.

Hothi was working on his farm in Heffley Creek when he sprang into action to rescue the young woman.

Nicole Mulcahy and Betty Timuss also received Silver Medals of Merit.

The two women were recognized for noticing the young woman in trouble and going to get help.

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