February 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Updated: February 12, 2019 4:09 pm

Man rescued from island on North Saskatchewan River

An icy North Saskatchewan River.

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A 57-year-old man is safe after being rescued by emergency crews from an island on the North Saskatchewan River near Rocky Mountain House on Monday morning.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP said the man had driven onto the ice with his truck and was forced to take refuge on the island when the ice began to fracture.

READ MORE: Crews called to river rescue in central Alberta after canoe capsizes

Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue and the RCMP got the man to shore and he was transported by helicopter to Rocky Mountain House. He was not injured, police said.

“The Rocky Mountain House RCMP are reminding citizens to stay off the ice and avoid open water areas,” police said in a news release.

Rocky Mountain House is about 84 kilometres from Red Deer, Alta.

READ MORE: Know before you go: ice should be 10 cm thick before walking on it

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