Cranbrook RCMP recently recognized five local youths who helped an unaccompanied child walking along railroad tracks.
Earlier in October, the youths noticed the young child walking along the railroad tracks and worked together to move the child away from a potentially dangerous situation such as a moving train.
“The child was alone and was trying to walk to the store to find their mother,” said Cst Katie Forgeron. “The quick thinking of these youths ensured that the child was removed from the potential danger of the tracks.”
The youths called police and stayed with the child until help arrived.
“Thankfully, we will never know what may have happened had this group not come by this child,” added Staff Sergeant Barry Graham. “The group’s quick and compassionate response prevented a tragic outcome. Additionally, word of their inspirational deed spread quickly through Cranbrook detachment making each and every one of us incredibly proud of the community we serve.”
On Nov. 23, the five youth — Christeena Soles, Aurora Plante, Brodie Wall, Aleaya McKenzie and Elena Van Manen — were each given Detachment Commanders Commendations in a ceremony held at the Cranbrook RCMP detachment.