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A Hero in Our Midst: David Hidahl

August 26th, 2015


In an incredible act of heroism on a British Columbia mountain highway, an Envirosystems employee saved a man’s life!

In June 2015, David Hidahl, a Supervisor for Quadra Industrial Services in Trail, BC, was driving on Highway 3 near the top of the Bombi Summit when he came upon an overturned SUV burning in the middle of the road. He ran up to the vehicle and saw that the driver was alone and belted in. With the help of another passerby, David cut the seatbelt and the two men extracted the driver from the vehicle. Moments later, the SUV was completely engulfed in flames. RCMP of Salmo, BC, said the man may have been having diabetic issues and he was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

RCMP believe David and the other passerby saved the driver’s life and will be putting their names forward for official recognition. David, your quick thinking and bravery are truly honourable – we are all very proud of you!