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Off-duty Nova Scotia RCMP officer pulls driver from burning vehicle

RCMP say an off-duty officer saved a man's life after a fiery crash on a Nova Scotia highway. File / Global News

An off-duty RCMP officer is being credited with saving a man’s life after a fiery crash in Arichat, N.S.

In a news release, RCMP say the collision happened at 12:35 a.m. on Hwy 320.

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According to police, the officer witnessed the incident and “the vehicle was quickly engulfed by flames.”

The officer was able to pull the driver out of the vehicle. The driver, a 29-year-old man from Arichat, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

“The off-duty officer suffered minor burns and was treated by paramedics and released at the scene,” police note.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

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