A 67-year-old farmer from Morris died on Friday afternoon after his tractor tipped over in a ditch filled with water. 

On April 15, 2022, at approximately 2:25 pm, Emerson RCMP received a report of an incident at a rural property on Road 35 NE in the RM of Morris, Manitoba.

According to RCMP, the investigation has determined that a 67-year-old male who lived at the location was clearing snow on the property using an open cab tractor.

The tractor slid into a water-filled ditch and overturned, trapping the male under the water. The local fire department was able to extract him, but he was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The RCMP is saying the investigation continues.