Emergency crews transported a 40-year-old man to hospital after he escaped from his vehicle, which broke through ice and plunged into the Red River on the north side of the Lockport Dam.

RCMP and fire and emergency crews responded around 5 a.m. on Dec. 11.

The vehicle had been heading south on the frozen Red River when the driver hit open water, said RCMP.

The 40-year-old driver managed to escape the vehicle and was found cold and wet.

He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle is still under the water.

RCMP are making efforts to determine if there were any other occupants in it at the time it went into the water.

Police said the area is known for fast currents. RCMP continue to investigate.