Rollover leads to search and rescue operation

HILLMOND — A single vehicle rollover Saturday evening turned into a search and rescue operation for Maidstone RCMP.

Police say Husky Energy employees notified them at about 7:45 p.m. that a rolled truck had been sighted, but they were unable to locate to driver.

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The rolled vehicle was spotted on Township Road 504 near Highway 675.

RCMP and Husky Energy employees searched the immediate area for the driver without success. Lloydminster Rescue Squad and WPD Ambulance were contacted for further assistance. Temperatures were in the -30 C range at the time.

Lloydminster Rescue Squad, using search and rescue techniques and their emergency utility vehicle, located a set of tracks not far from the collision. These tracks were followed for several kilometres and almost three hours after the collision the 38-year-old man was located in a field south of Hillmond. The man, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was assessed by EMS and found to be cold but otherwise uninjured.

The Maidstone RCMP remind travellers that given the recent fluctuating temperatures, roads can be extremely hazardous where ice has formed.

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