Vehicle Plunges Through Ice at Lockport Dam

RCMP remain at the scene of where a vehicle went through the ice at the Lockport Dam on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A 40-year-old Selkirk man is alive — albeit wet and cold — after his vehicle fell through the ice on the Red River early Tuesday.

Manitoba RCMP say the incident happened just before 5 a.m. at the Lockport Dam in Lockport.

The vehicle was being driven southbound on the river at the time when it drove into open water on the north side of the dam.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP are trying to determine if any other occupants were inside when the vehicle plunged through the ice and into the fast-moving water.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team is being consulted and is attending the scene as the investigation continues.

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