Penhold firefighters rescue four after vehicle rolls into water-filled ditch

Four people were rescued by the Penhold Fire Department after the vehicle they were in rolled into a ditch filled with water on Thursday.

Fire chief Jim Pendergast said in a release that at about noon the firefighters responded to a single-vehicle rollover incident north of Hwy 42 on Range Road 280. The road was extremely icy at the time.

Responders found a vehicle partially rolled in the water-filled ditch with the four occupants. The water was about 0.6 metres (two feet) deep and firefighters had to make a bridge to get the occupants onto the road.

The occupants were soaking wet from falling while trying to get out of the vehicle prior to the fire department’s arrival.

One patient was taken by ambulance to hospital with minor injuries. The other three were assessed and released on scene. The road was temporary closed during the incident. Innisfail RCMP are investigating the cause.

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