Vehicle drives off dock in Yellowknife's Old Town

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Police and fire crews are trying to figure out how a vehicle ended up submerged off the end of a dock in Yellowknife's Old Town on Sunday evening.

Emergency responders arrived just before 8:30pm to find the vehicle's roof poking out of Back Bay next to the viewing dock near Bullocks Bistro restaurant.

RCMP officers at the scene said three occupants were inside the vehicle, which was submerged but for its top half-metre or so.

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Police said all of the occupants made it safely out of the vehicle.

A man, woman, and child were seen being taken from the area of the dock. There was no immediate suggestion of any criminal activity.

How, exactly, the vehicle had arrived in the bay is unclear.

"We are trying to discover that," an officer at the scene said.

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A firefighter tapes off the dock next to the submerged vehicle

A firefighter tapes off the dock next to the submerged vehicle. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

The front of a partly submerged vehicle

The front of the partly submerged vehicle. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

Emergency responders gather next to a partly submerged vehicle in Yellowknife's Old Town

Emergency responders gather next to the vehicle. Andrew Goodwin/Cabin Radio

Emelie Peacock and Sarah Pruys contributed reporting.

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