Warman Fire Rescue, MD Ambulance, Warman RCMP and Corman Park Police Service were called early Sunday, March 26 to the scene of a truck that broke through the ice at the Clarkboro Ferry crossing near Warman.
Two personnel trained in river rescue were deployed into the frigid waters of the South Saskatchewan River to assess whether the silver coloured half-ton was occupied. Warman Fire Rescue believe the vehicle was unoccupied based on a closer visual inspection from above the water surface. The truck was spotted with the engine and passenger compartment fully submerged about 80 metres from the west shore.
While the river was frozen over for much of the winter, open water has been flowing for a couple of weeks now in a couple of locations where crossings were made previously, including the spot where the truck went into the water this morning.
The call came in just after 7:30 Sunday morning and emergency responders were on scene for approximately an hour. Police continue to investigate.
A two-vehicle collision south of Dalmeny on Tuesday night, October 25 has resulted in the death of one person with five others suffering injuries.
According to Warman RCMP, the crash happened at about 6:25 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 684 (Dalmeny Access Road). Both vehicles involved in the crash wound up in the ditch southeast of the intersection. A 17-year-old female was deceased at the scene while three 17-year-old males and a 16-year-old male in the same vehicle were all taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. The 70-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the other vehicle was also rushed to hospital with undetermined injuries.
No names have been released by police.
Road conditions and visibility at the time of the crash were good.
Eastbound traffic on Highway 16 was reduced to one lane to allow police and rescue crews to secure and clean up the scene. Warman RCMP and the provincial coroner’s office continue to investigate the cause of the collision.