Man rescued after driving minivan into golf course pool
Golf course staff rescued man in his 40s as vehicle sank
A man has been taken to hospital after the minivan he was driving sank into a pond at a southeast Calgary golf course Saturday afternoon.
At about 1 p.m. MT, fire crews were called to the golf course after reports of the man losing control of his vehicle and driving into the water. When they arrived, golf course staff told police a co-worker had rescued the driver as the vehicle was sinking but the driver, who was under EMS care, could not confirm whether anyone else was in the vehicle.
The fire department's aquatic rescue team arrived and sent divers into the fully submerged vehicle to search for occupants.
After a thorough search, crews found no other people in the minivan.
The driver, who is in his 40s, was taken to hospital by EMS.
The fire department has recovered the vehicle and the cause of the incident is under investigation.