Truck Falls Through Ice On Lake Winnipeg, Father And Daughter Okay

Dec 23, 2012 02:10 PM EST | Matt Mercuro

A father and daughter fishing trip turned into a disaster this week when their truck fell through ice on Lake Winnipeg. Both individuals were able to escape the icy lake unharmed according to a report by The Inquisitr.

"Their vehicle did break through," he explained to radio station CJOB. "Both he and his daughter we able to get out safely and did contact police just to let us know from home that they were fine and there were no concerns otherwise."

After the truck broke through the ice, the father was able to pull his daughter from the sinking vehicle, rescuing her from "certain death" according to the Montreal Gazette.

Though not confirmed yet by Canadian Police officials, the father reportedly dove into the water and into the vehicle to get his daughter out safely.

Click here to see the full report by the Montreal Gazette.

The two were able to reach shore shortly after and someone happened to be nearby and offered their home to warm up and report the incident to the police. Cold water can take heat away from a human being 25 times faster than air of the same temperature according to a study on Shipwrite

"At first, the body tried to generate more heat by shivering, but this is not enough to offset the loss of heat to the water," according to an article on Shipwrite Productions. "Within 20 to 30 minutes, depending on water temperature, body core temperature drops to below 35 degrees C (95 degrees F) cognitive functioning and judgment become affected." 

Royal Mounted Police have warned nearby citizens that things like this can happen when you take the risk of driving a truck on lakes even if the ice looks thick enough. Ice may be thinner than it appears which could lead to tragedies like the one that almost occurred this past week.

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