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March 2014

Lifesaving Society | Rescue Award of Merit

March 28th, 2014|

Evan Spindler lives with his family in a home on the west side of the Thames River. He was at home on the afternoon of March 12, 2013, when he noticed a wheelchair-bound man who had become stuck when he rolled to the edge of the river to feed the geese and ducks.

Although though […]

Teen a hero at Thames River

March 13th, 2013|

Teen a hero after saving wheelchair-bound man from Thames River

LONDON, Ont. – A 15-year-old boy is being hailed for saving a wheelchair-bound man in London from a life-threatening situation.

The fire department says the man had rolled into a river’s edge in Harris Park to feed some birds along the bank, but the water was […]

Teen pulls man in wheelchair from river

March 13th, 2013|

LONDON, Ont. — A quick-thinking teenager is being credited with saving the life of a wheelchair-bound man who was stuck in the swollen Thames River on Tuesday.

Rescue crews responded just after 4 p.m., but they weren’t given the correct location.

Firefighters say the man had been trying to feed the ducks on the banks of […]

15-Year-Old Boy Hailed a Hero for Pulling Man in Wheelchair From Thames

March 13th, 2013|

London Police and Firefighters are praising the courage and quick thinking of a 15 year old boy, after he saved a wheelchair-bound man from the Thames River.