A few people from Yellow Quill First Nation are being lauded for their actions after pulling two young children to safety from a nearby slough.
“Anytime somebody potentially puts themselves at risk to go save somebody, it should be recognized,” RCMP Sgt. Earl LeBlanc said Tuesday.
A vehicle carrying five people, one woman and four children, rolled into a body of water on the First Nation Monday morning.
Three people – an eight-year-old girl, nine-year-old boy and 36-year-old woman – were killed in the crash.
Three passersby sprang into action when they saw the incident.
Two of them jumped into the water and rescued a 10-year-old boy and four-year-old girl from the slough. The third person helped from the shoulder of the road.
The two children were taken to hospital.
An investigation into the cause of the rollover is underway.
Yellow Quill First Nation is located 250 kilometres east of Saskatoon.