Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Passing Driver Rescues 2 Men Trapped in Upside Down Truck in Saskatchewan Slough

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Passing Driver Rescues 2 Men Trapped in Upside Down Truck in Saskatchewan Slough

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Passing driver rescues 2 in upside down truck

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MELFORT, Sask. - Two people trapped after their truck rolled into a slough northeast of Saskatoon are safe, thanks to the efforts of a passing driver.

Melfort Fire and Rescue responded to a rollover on Highway 3 just after 7:15 p.m. Sunday about five kilometres west of Melfort.

Chief Paul See says emergency crews found a pickup truck upside down in a slough when they arrived.

Dale Peet and his wife, Leslie, were travelling to Prince Albert when they saw a truck in the ditch with its lights on.

Peet ran from his truck and waded across the water while his wife called 911.

Peet smashed the passenger side window and that's when he saw two men inside the truck.

"The first guy, the driver, said he did not know whether he was upside down or backwards or what he was because it was so black," Peet said. …

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