July 23, 2013 1:05 pm
Updated: July 23, 2013 5:09 pm

UPDATE: Driver pulled from drainage pond dies

Emergency crews respond to car in the water near the Anthony Henday North and 97 Street, July 11, 2013

Mike Garies

EDMONTON – The 26-year-old driver who was pulled from the water after his vehicle plunged into the water near the Anthony Henday and 97 Street on July 11  has died.

Edmonton police say the single-vehicle crash was caused by a medical incident and has been deemed non-criminal. The driver succumbed to his injuries Sunday, while in hospital.

A man was rushed to hospital in critical condition after the vehicle he was driving ended up in a slough the afternoon of Thursday, July 11.

Police said the vehicle was heading east on Anthony Henday North when the driver lost control at 97 Street.  It crossed the west lanes and ended up in the slough.

The vehicle became submerged in the water.

Police said the man was in the water between 15 and 20 minutes before he was pulled out by emergency crews.

At least three Edmonton Fire Rescue trucks, one ambulance, and at least eight Edmonton Police vehicles were called to the scene.

Emergency personnel were seen performing CPR on the man at the scene.

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