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Kids rescued from rocks


On Sept. 9, in the late afternoon, Iqaluit RCMP received a call saying two small children were stranded on a large boulder on the beach behind the Iqaluit library, due to rising tide waters.

Eliya Pudloo, several bystanders and Cpl. Jimmy Akavak brought up an aluminum boat.

Pudloo and another RCMP member hopped on board and paddled 100 feet out to the stranded children. They brought them back to shore, where emergency technicians took over and escorted the children to the Baffin Regional Hospital.

One was suffering from mild hypothermia, but both were released to their parents with a clean bill of health shortly afterward.

In a news release, police recognized the efforts of Pudloo and other bystanders for their actions.

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