Man submerges minivan in south east golf course pond, rescued by course employee

Calgary Fire Dept logoAt approximately 1:00 on the afternoon of July 5th the Calgary Fire Department was called to a SE golf course for reports that the driver of a minivan had lost control of his vehicle and drove into the water. On arrival fire crews were met by course staff who claimed that they had witnessed a minivan enter a pond, adjacent to the club house, and that a co-worker had rescued the driver as the vehicle was sinking. Upon further investigation, firefighters discovered that the van was completely submerged and the driver, who was under the care of EMS at the time, was unable to confirm that there were no other occupants in the vehicle. The Calgary Fire Department Aquatics Rescue Team arrived on site and quickly deployed divers to search in and around the vehicle for additional occupants. After a thorough search, the team was able to confirm that there were no other occupants. The driver, a male in his forties, was transported to the hospital by EMS. No other injuries were reported. The CFD Aquatics Team has since recovered the submerged vehicle. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.