Breton RCMP rescue two passengers from vehicle stuck in water

December 21, 2021
Breton, Alberta

News release

Breton RCMP were glad to be in right place to rescue two vehicle occupants from a vehicle near Buck Lake, Alta.

On Nov. 26, 2021, at around 10:20 p.m., Breton RCMP were dispatched to an unelated complaint near Buck Creek, Alta. Officers from the Breton RCMP were travelling westbound on Highway 616 near Range road 62 where they were flagged down by a female who was visibly upset near Buck Lake.

One of the officers stopped and spoke with the 47-year-old female from Brazeau County, Alta. who explained that the vehicle she was driving had gone off the road, down a slope, and into a coulee. The female told officers that two occupants of the vehicle were stuck in the vehicle.

The three Breton RCMP officer immediately attended the scene and located tracks in the snow leading to a car where the front end had broken through the ice of the pond. The officers descended the snowy slope and extracted the two vehicle occupants' moments before the vehicle became submerged in the water.

A 26-year-old female from Drayton Valley, Alta., and a 4-year-old child, along with the female driver were all placed into the police vehicles to keep warm until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived. All three occupants were assessed by EMS and released on scene to a family member.

"This rescue highlights the unique demands placed on our officers every day," says Staff Sergeant Dwayne Moore. "I am relieved my officers were in the right place at the right time and were able to assist the vehicle occupants so that everyone got home safely."

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Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations
780-509-3970

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