The Whistler RCMP held a ceremony this week in honour of a Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a stabbing victim in the village this winter.
As previously reported in Pique ("Three injured in Whistler Village stabbing, police say," Feb. 11, 2019), during the early morning hours of Feb. 11, police responded to a brawl in the 4200 block of Village Square. Once on the scene, investigators learned that several bystanders had tried to break up the fight along the Village Stroll, which resulted in three males suffering stab wounds.
Working in the taxi loop at the time, Jashan Singh Sangha noticed one of the stabbing victims had a life-threatening wound to his lower extremities, police said. Sangha quickly removed his turban and applied it to the wound to help stop the bleeding. He also rushed the man to hospital for treatment.
Speaking with Pique before the ceremony at the Whistler RCMP detachment, Sangha said he was "very happy [to be] a person who helped someone," and also appreciated being recognized by the RCMP.
"Without hesitation Mr. Sangha came to the victim's aid," said Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes in a statement. "Without concern for himself, Mr. Sangha went above and beyond to assist this individual and showed great care and compassion for a member of our community. I am very appreciative of Mr. Sangha's actions that day."