The accident occurred at the Golden Ears waterfall, where a tourist slipped high into the water. It could have been a tragedy, but five Sikhs saved a tourist with their turbans. According to SAR manager Rick Laing, “five young men who passed by helped them by removing their turbans, tying them and making long ropes.”
The group followed the tourist and his friend who tried to help him and ordered a 10-meter replacement rope with extra clothes and a turban so the man could be caught and taken out.
Ridge Meadows search and rescue manager Rick Laing said a man slipped into the water and was having trouble getting out.
Five other tourists saw the man in trouble and immediately intervened before rescue workers arrived.
“Five youths who passed by helped them by removing their turbans, tying them, and making long ropes,” Laing said.
As Per the CBC Report:
According to the CBC, the turban combined with the clothes worn together has a length of up to 10 meters.
“We all thought it was great to do that,” Laing told CBC. “I’ve never seen or heard of it.”
Laing said luck had been saved and said that if he had been in the water any longer, he could have died of hypothermia.
After the accident, Laing said the man would most likely break a limb or possibly even die if he managed to overcome the fall. He instructed everyone walking in the area to be careful regardless of the time of year.