Woman, Child Rescued From Half-Submerged Van

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 14:39



Saskatchewan Mounties had to act quickly to rescue a woman and her child from their vehicle which was nearly swept away by a fast-flowing river.


The 20-year-old woman called Kamsack RCMP yesterday from her vehicle, which had stalled as the woman attempted to cross the Keeseekoose River at a low-level crossing.


Police found the woman and her two-year-old trapped inside a van, with water flooding into the vehicle half-way up the driver’s door.


Mounties secured a line to the winch on the police truck, and an officer waded out into the river to rescue the mother and child.