By Anne Cacherell
Ordinary people who demonstrate selfless acts and put their life at risk to save others from danger are the modern day, real-life superheroes. Meet Montague native Charles Edward Devowe, the first American who was honored as a hero by the Ontario Provincial Police Department.
The story happened on July 29, 2014 when Devowe was having his routine fishing trip to Canada. While passing through Highway 129, he noticed some debris on the road. He kept on driving for two miles, but he somehow felt that something wasn’t right so he decided to turn around and go back.
When he checked the debris trail, he heard children screaming from down the embankment. To his shock, Devowe saw two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy, trapped inside the slowly sinking vehicle. Without any second thoughts, he waded into the creek and rescued the kids. Watch the video to know more about Devowe’s life-saving act that made him a hero in Canada.
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