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A Local Lifesaving Event Was Raised in the Legislature.


Last week Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey stood in the Manitoba Legislature to recognize the incredible bravery of two local young people Dursameen and Raghees Bashir.  He explained this past August the Bashirs were enjoying a sunny day at Sally’s Beach with their family friend Muhammad.  Suddenly Kamran Bashir noticed Muhammad’s head bobbing in and out of the water.  When his head went under water and didn’t reappear Kamran knew something was wrong.  He then urged Dursameen and Raghees to go and check out the situation and they didn’t hesitate a moment.  Muhammad was about 10 to 15 feet away from shore but Dursameen’s swimming lessons paid off.  She dove down and found Muhammad unconscious under water.  At 12 years old she managed to pull the 180 pound, five foot five man ashore with the help of her brother.  Kamran immediately began chest compressions and first responders arrive soon after.


Lindsey added due to their alertness and bravery a life was saved and Muhammad only had to spend the night in hospital and made a full recovery.

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