The quick actions of three boys — one age 11 and others age 12 — saved a man’s life on Thursday, in a move police called a “heroic act”.

The boys were riding their bicycles by Silvercreek Pkwy South and Eden St. when they came across an unconscious 41-year-old man lying on the train tracks. They immediately got help from a nearby construction site and waited for emergency services to arrive, police said in a press release.

The pre-teens directed paramedics to the scene, who successfully resuscitated. A half-hour later, a train passed by in the very area the man was a few minutes prior, which could have killed him.

Guelph Police noted that all three were wearing bike helmets and were rewarded with a Dairy Queen “ticket” for safe bicycling.

Police did not reveal why the man was unconscious on the tracks.


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