Two Princeton area farmers came together Nov. 15 to rescue a family trapped in a home by floodwaters.
RCMP Sgt. Rob Hughes described the men as “heroes,” after a woman and her two small children were successfully moved to safety.
The incident occurred approximately 13 km east of Princeton, off Highway 3.
“There was a deep strong current between the highway and their house,” said Hughes, noting a regular vehicle would not have been able to reach the house.
Using a big-wheel tractor and toting life jackets, they were able to rescue the family.
Police and Ground Search and Rescue, with a swift water current team, were on the scene.
Occupants of a second nearby house, also threatened by flood, were advised to shelter in place.
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