Last Friday, November 3, at 4:50 p.m., Russell RCMP received a report of a combine harvester having rolled over into a slough located off of Provincial Road 592, near Road 140N, in the RM of Riding Mountain West.

Police determined that a 55-year-old man from Roblin was driving southbound on PR 592. The man lost control of the combine on an icy downhill portion of the road. It then slid into a steep embankment and rolled onto its roof into the water.

A witness, who was operating another combine in front of the victim, jumped into the icy water, pulled the victim from the cab of the combine, and provided medical assistance until EMS arrived.

The 55-year-old male was pronounced dead on the scene.

Russell RCMP continues to investigate.


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