Three-year-old saved after truck rolls into Buskin - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Local News

Three-year-old saved after truck rolls into Buskin

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:22 am | Updated: 10:28 am, Tue Jun 11, 2019.

A local man and his three-year-old son narrowly avoided tragedy Thursday, when the man’s truck rolled backwards into the Buskin River with the child still inside it. According to Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Daniel Blizzard, the man’s dog was also in the car –– but both the dog and the child were rescued from the truck before it was completely submerged in the river. The truck was later towed out of the river and absorbent boom was briefly deployed to clean up what Blizzard described as “very minimal oil spillage.”

According to Blizzard the incident occurred around midday Thursday. The man, whom Blizzard did not name, had been fishing with his son at Buskin Lake. The man wasn’t having much luck with his fishing, so he drove further down and parked near Beaver Lake, before getting out of the vehicle.

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