A Winnipeg truck driver is thanking a woman who jumped on her horse and brought him coffee and a hot meal while he was stranded on highway 10 south of Brandon.
An image of a stranded trucker captured by Manitoba 511 highway cameras prompted Eileen Eagle Bears, 18, to spring into action.
She saw the image of the stranded motorist on the highway 10 camera and rode four kilometres each way up and down hills in icy conditions to deliver a thermos of hot coffee to the man on Tuesday morning.
“I just thought I should do something,” she said. “I made up a thermos of coffee and took it to him on horseback.”
The trucker, Winnipeg resident Peter Douglas, was on his way to Brandon from Boissevain Monday afternoon at around 4 p.m. when he got stuck in his semi on highway 10 in the Souris Valley.
He …
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