Crews search for child after vehicle swept into river near Orangeville

Rescuers are searching for a missing child after a vehicle was swept into a “fast moving” river in southern Ontario.

At around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, a vehicle drove past a road closure and was swept into the waters of the Grand River in the town of Grand Valley, located approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Orangeville, Ont., according to the Ontario Provincial Police.

A female driver was able to escape the vehicle with no injuries, police said.

Fire officials confirmed that water rescue teams are searching for a child who was inside the vehicle during the incident.

Brad Patton, the fire chief for Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue that assisted the Grand Valley Fire Department with the rescue, said crews were dealing with “fast moving water” and “large ice flows” in the river in a tweet published Wednesday.

The vehicle was located under a bridge between 9th and 10th line.The age and gender of the child have not been released