A quick-thinking off-duty RCMP officer saved a man’s life in the RM of Hanover Thursday afternoon.
Cpl. Mike Martens, with the Steinbach detachment, spotted flames coming from a mobile home on Clearsprings Road around 4 p.m. and called 911 before driving over to help.
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RCMP say Martens went into the burning building and found a man sitting on the floor leaning against a door, who he pulled to safety.
The home become engulfed in flames not long after.
Paramedics brought the 40-year-old man to hospital with non-life threatening injuries; no one else was inside the house.
Mounties along with the Office of the Fire Commissioner are investigating.