LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA
BELLE, a one-year-old Labrador Retriever was the first of several heroes responsible for saving the life of three-year-old Ken Knickle, who spent 30 minutes under water after falling into an icy channel of the Lunenburg Harbour. When Ken’s father spotted Belle in the water, he realized that the family pet was acting as a marker for his son, who had drifted below the surface. Ken’s father was able to hoist the boy out of the water and began performing CPR. With the help of local rescue and medical teams, Ken’s heart began beating two hours later. After two days in a coma, he awoke to amazed doctors and a thankful family.