Car pulled from South Sask. River 7 months after plunging off bridge
SASKATOON – Divers took to the South Saskatchewan River Monday afternoon retrieving a vehicle that has been submerged since last year.
Eastbound traffic was temporarily restricted to one lane on the Circle Drive North Bridge a tow truck pulled the car out.
The recovery was coordinated by SGI.
On Dec. 30 2013, icy conditions caused a driver to lose control and hit the centre barrier on the bridge.
The vehicle then travelled across the eastbound lanes and ended up on top of the guard rail before plunging into the frozen river below.
Saskatoon police have confirmed this was the same vehicle retrieved on Monday.
The then 23-year-old woman managed to get out of the vehicle and onto the ice just before it sank.
She suffered only minor injuries.
Alcohol was not a contributing factor and no charges were laid against her.
The incident triggered a policy change with the City of Saskatoon where snow is now cleared from high-traffic bridges within 48 hours of snowfall.