Nova Scotia

Driver of submerged car in hospital

A man is in hospital after his car slid off an icy road and plunged into a brook in Lunenburg County on Tuesday.
Searchers are in the water where the vehicle was found. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

A driver was taken to hospital after his car slid off an icy road and plunged into a brook in Lunenburg County on Tuesday.

RCMP in Nova Scotia said the man was slightly injured in the crash near Whynotts Settlement Tuesday morning.

Searchers scoured the shoreline of Nauglers Brook after the car was found just before 7 a.m.

Noel Wentzell spotted red lights through the trees while walking his dog.

"I walked down to the river here beside us and seen a car running. It was submerged halfway in the water. The dome light was on but there was nobody into it," he told CBC News.

Wentzell said the back window was smashed.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Bruce Hill said investigators quickly confirmed they were looking for only one person.

Hill said the man called a friend, who picked him up and took him to the local hospital.

RCMP said it appears the car lost control on a slippery road.

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