Family rescued from stream

October 15, 2020
Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick

News release


A family of three and a dog were safely rescued after their vehicle was partially submerged in a stream in the Saint-Léonard Parent, N.B. area.

On October 14, 2020, shortly after 4 p.m., members of the Saint-Léonard RCMP detachment responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in a stream on an off-road trail off Route 144. The driver was trying to cross the stream when the SUV was swept away by the current. A man, woman, toddler and a dog were in the vehicle.

Members of the RCMP, Ambulance New Brunswick and the Saint-Léonard Fire Department attended the scene and entered the water to assist everyone safely to shore. The child was transported to hospital as a precaution.

"If you're not sure how deep the water is, the safest thing to do is to avoid crossing," said Cpl. Tony Dunphy of the Saint-Léonard RCMP "People should always check weather conditions before heading out even if you are familiar with the area."


Contact information

Cpl. Tony Dunphy
Saint-Léonard Detachment
West District RCMP

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