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Kenora couple saves family after truck falls through ice

KENORA, Ont. — John and Dorothy Monteith say were just at the right place at the right time when they saved a family whose truck got wedged in a pressure crack on an ice road in northern Ontario Thursday.

They were driving on the ice road near Rope Island when they spotted a soaking wet woman on the side of the road.

A truck had careened off the ice road and slid into a pressure crack. The woman got out and the man guided two children out of the vehicle, tossing them to the woman on the edge of the water, John Monteith said.

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Monteith used a shovel to help the man to safety.

“We’re not heroes, we happened to be at the right place at the right time.”

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Monteith only got the family’s last name, Skead, and said he’s glad they could save them from hypothermia.