Man drowns saving son from submerged truck

Aaron Mooney, centre, drowned last Friday rescuing his son from a submerged truck....

Aaron Mooney, centre, drowned last Friday rescuing his son from a submerged truck. (Fotheringham-Mcdougall Funeral Service)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:37 PM ET

A father wasn't able to swim to safety after he helped his 10-year-old son escape their submerged pickup truck on a flooded road in southern Saskatchewan last Friday, police say.

The pair from Imperial, Sask., was driving on a rural road in R.M. of Wood Creek at around 10 p.m. when their pickup came upon a 200 m section that was under water.

The truck veered off the east side of the road and became submerged in the deeper water, police said.

The father made sure his son was free and able to swim to safety before he tried to escape.

An RCMP dive team recovered the 39-year-old father's body and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The father's name was not released but the National Post identifies him as Aaron Mooney from Imperial, Sask.

 


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