Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador – This morning, shortly after 9:00 a.m., Clarenville RCMP responded to the report of a submerged pickup truck in Swift Current.
Police arrived on scene and observed a portion of the rear-end of a Dodge truck that was upside down and submerged in a small body of water near Seaview Drive.
A number of resources, including a tow truck and operator, Swift Current Fire Department, Fewer’s Ambulance, Burin Peninsula RCMP and a RCMP Senior Collision Analyst, were called to assist at the scene and to upright and remove the pickup from the water.
The lone occupant, a 26-year-old man, was located deceased inside the cab of the pickup truck.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been engaged and the investigation is continuing.
Clarenville RCMP thanks all who assisted police in the removal of the vehicle and sends condolences to the man’s family and friends.
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