July 14, 2014 5:52 pm

Boy escapes sinking truck, father’s body recovered in Saskatchewan

RCMP are investigating after a truck left a rural Saskatchewan road and began to submerge with two passengers inside.

Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

WATROUS, Sask. – A father may have made the ultimate sacrifice after a truck began to sink into a slough in Saskatchewan.

On the evening of July 11, an F-350 pickup truck was travelling across a grid road south of Highway 15 in the rural municipality of Wood Creek.

RCMP say approximately 200 metres of the rural road was underwater due to recent flooding in the area.

The truck veered off the road and began to submerge.

Mounties say the driver ensured his 10-year-old son got out first and swam to safety.

The 39-year-old driver was able to exit the truck; however, he did not make it to shore safely.

His body was later recovered with the help of the RCMP underwater recovery team.

The name of the victim, from Imperial, Sask., will not be released.

An autopsy has been scheduled and the investigation is ongoing.

The truck was also removed from the body of water.

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