SURREY (NEWS1130) – A 50-year-old man from Surrey is lucky to be alive after his car flipped over and landed in a ditch filled with water.

The incident happened early yesterday morning.

A Mountie spotted the car lying on its roof near 40th Avenue and King George Boulevard and jumped into the ditch.

He kept talking to the man trapped inside the car so he wouldn’t pass out.

Cpl. Drew Grainger says the officer stayed with the man until fire crews showed up with jaws of life.

“It was just good luck and good intuition on the part of our officer that lead him to that area and it came to a happy ending for this man.”

Grainger says the driver wasn’t drunk or high and investigators aren’t sure what caused the crash.

The man has some bruises on his face and a broken hand, but he’s going to make a full recovery.