An 11 year old girl is receiving treatments after being found by a frozen slough.
Wynyard RCMP says at about 5:13pm Thursday afternoon officers received a call from a parent that her daughter wasn’t home and could have left on her own sometime between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
The mother had left the home while her daughter was home sick and when she got home found tracks in the snow outside leaving the house.
RCMP put together a search team with surrounding detachments, volunteers firefighters, highway patrol and search and rescue.
After two hours, a local volunteer found the girl face down in the snow about four miles west of Bankend. Corporal Rob King said because of the temperatures, time was of the essence. “She was able to walk approximately four miles away from her residence through the snow, so you probably figure she was gone at least an hour or hour and a half walking slowly through the snow.”
“She was wearing winter clothing but even with a fairly mild day by Saskatchewan terms, it was getting to the point that any longer and this could have been a tragedy,” added King.
The girl is currently in the Wynyard hospital being treated for hypothermia and injuries from exposure.