Accident rescue

My nephew Wesley Klassen and two other young men dove into the waters to help retrieve the young women.

I was reading a recent front-page article in The NEWS (‘Searchers Kept Busy’) regarding the different search and rescue calls that previous weekend including the car that went into Cameron Lake.

The article states that “the female driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, got out on her own” when in fact my nephew Wesley Klassen and two other young men (from England) dove into the waters to help retrieve the young women yelling at her to open the window and unbuckle her seatbelt so they could get her out.

It was my nephew who went under water and reached into the vehicle to extract her and pull her to safety. He and his wife Heather were at the scene attending to the lady until medics arrived.

Somehow, this information was not related to your paper from the authorities.

My nephew and his wife and the two young men should be commended for their immediate reaction, fast thinking and bravery in a situation like this. It is these kinds of acts that make us thankful to be alive. And I’m sure that woman would want to express her thanks, too.

Trisha WarkentineMorden, Manitoba

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