Police received a call from a Fire Services Ranger who had come upon an unoccupied truck stuck in the mud and river water at Kicking Horse River and Beaver Foot.
They were concerned with the environmental impact the vehicle could have if left there.
Prior to police responding, the owners of the vehicle made contact with the Ranger, explaining they were not aware the ground was so soft in the area. They had already arranged for a tow to remove their vehicle.
Lights lead to impounding
A vehicle travelling on Highway 1 through Golden at night was spotted with only the day time running lights on.
The vehicle was stopped by police and the driver failed two roadside screening devices. The driver lost his or her driving privileges for 90 days.
In addition the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
RCMP received a report of a theft from a business in Nicholson. Two males were seen taking firewood from a local business. The suspects’ vehicle was described as being a white truck with an “Independent” logo on the side.
Theft from a vehicle
There was a report of a theft from vehicle parked on 12th Street South. The vehicle had been left unlocked. A cellular phone, iPod and Parks Canada Park Pass were all taken from the vehicle.
There was a report of a traffic hazard on Highway 1 east of Golden.
Police attended to find a motorhome, which had been towing a trailer, blocking the road.
The motorhome’s hitch had broken causing the trailer to disconnect. Luckily the trailer remained within its lane and no other vehicles were involved in the incident.
Travellers are reminded to ensure that their vehicles are in good working order, vehicle hitches are examined to ensure no stress fractures, that trailers are properly secured to the towing vehicle with a secondary coupling device, and that trailers equipped with brakes are connected properly.
Police conducted a vehicle stop at the 7-11 in Golden.
The driver, a Saskatchewan resident, failed a roadside screen device and had his or her vehicle impounded for 30 days in addition to losing his or her driving privileges for 90 days.
Plane lands on highway
Police responded to a report of a plane that made an emergency landing on Highway 95 five kilometres south of Golden.
The plane lost power requiring the pilot to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft successfully landed on the highway without incident or injury.
Raft leak causes search
Police responded to a report of a male screaming for help. Screams were coming from the south CP yard near the river. Police, EHS, Fire, and GADSAR responded and conducted both a land and water search.
After several hours, the police investigation determined that a group of young people had taken to the river on inflatable rafts.
One of the rafts sprung a leak causing two males to become stuck in a marsh area. The males attempted to call 911 however their phone was soaked and not functioning properly.
They eventually exited on their own and were unharmed.
The males were unaware a search was underway to locate them.
Golden RCMP would like to thank the Golden Fire Department and Golden and District Search and Rescue who responded quickly and continued the search into the dark. They are an invaluable resource in our community.