RCMP in Saint-Léonard are warning drivers to avoid crossing brooks and streams after a family of three and a dog had to be rescued Wednesday when their SUV was partially submerged in a stream.
Police said they were trying to cross a stream on an off-road trail off Route 144 in the Saint-Léonard Parent area when the vehicle was swept away by the current before getting stuck half-submerged.
There was a man, woman, toddler and a dog in the vehicle. With the help of Ambulance New Brunswick and the Saint-Léonard Fire Department, they were helped to shore.
Police said the child was transported to hospital as a precaution.
"If you're not sure how deep the water is, the safest thing to do is to avoid crossing," said Cpl. Tony Dunphy of the Saint-Léonard RCMP.