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Quick-thinking students use turbans in rescue

A group of international students in Canada saved two hikers from falling into water at Lower falls, Golden Ears Provincial Park, by fashioning a rope out of their turbans. 

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The group were unable to call for help as there was no cellphone signal

Ajay Kumar, Arvindjeet Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Kuljinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh – all current or former international students – came across two men struggling to get up a steep cliff at the falls in the park in British Columbia.  

“In Sikhi, we are taught to help someone in any way we can with anything we have, even our turban”

The group were unable to call for help as there was no cellphone signal so made a makeshift rope out of their turbans and other pieces of clothing. 

“In Sikhi, we are taught to help someone in any way we can with anything we have, even our turban,” said Kuljinder Singh, one of the five students, according to a report by ghaintpunjab.com

He said that he was afraid for his own life during the rescue but that “we just really cared about the safety of the men”.

Gurpreet Singh, another one of the students, said that the rescue had received international media attention. 

“That’s a really good thing for us and our religion… We got a lot of appreciation in our [home] country as well.” 

The rescuers were presented with a special coin and a community leader award by Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Wendy Mehat, according to CBC News. They were also honoured at a Vancouver Canucks Game. 

It is not the first time that Sikhs have used their turbans to rescue people in Canada. 

Teens in Calgary were saved by a group of Sikhs who used their turbans to create a rope, after they fell through ice on a pond,  according to a report by Global News.

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