Firefighters search Greenfield pond

Harry Sullivan
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GREENFIELD –A car found partially submerged in a pond here has prompted an investigation by Colchester RCMP.

Salmon River fire fighters Scott Logan, at left, and Jeff Bowman work at retrieving a car that was discovered submerged in a pond on the Greenfield Golf Course.

“The vehicle was unregistered,” said RCMP Sgt. Al Affleck.

Emergency Health Services, police, firefighters and the special hazards unit responded to the call Saturday afternoon.

The white Ford Focus was discovered in about 1.3 metres of water by the owner of Greenfield Golf Course in a pond on his property near the Union 2 road.

“Tracks on the lawn alerted the owner to the car,” said Robert Logan, Salmon River Fire Department deputy chief. He added that a light layer of snow was on the ground and temperatures were about -6 C around the time firefighters were responding.

“By the time we got there, the ice was pretty thick around it but the (front) passenger door was open,” said Logan. “The concern was whether or not people were trapped in the car.”

Firefighters searched the vehicle in the ice-covered pond but did not find anyone inside.

Logan said as a precaution, firefighters remained on the scene scouring the pond to determine if there may have been someone trapped under the water.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the RCMP at 893-6820.

Organizations: Health Services, RCMP

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