One person is dead following an accident south of Winnipeg.

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

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 scene.