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Trio of teens hailed for saving young family

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MEADOW LAKE, Sask.—Three teens are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a mother and three young children from a car that slid off a wet Saskatchewan highway into a water-filled ditch.

RCMP say the young men, aged 18 and 19, didn’t hesitate to jump into the icy water Saturday night after they saw the car sinking with four people inside.

The woman and all three kids, aged four-eight, were pulled to safety on a darkened secondary highway near Meadow Lake, Sask.

Police say the water was up to the car roof when they arrived on the scene but the young family escaped with only minor injuries.

So far, police have not released the names of any of those involved in the accident, including the rescuers.

But Sgt. Doug Coleman, an RCMP spokesman in Regina, said the quick-thinking actions of the three teens likely saved lives in this case and their heroism may be formally acknowledged at some point.

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