Coroner's inquest probes Rivière Rouge drowning
Teen who died in 2008 is 4th victim in decade to drown at same spot
A Quebec coroner is probing the 2008 drowning death of a teenaged boy who died near a river junction that his family says still presents real risks for swimmers.
Andrew Selby was 16 when he drowned in the Rivière Rouge, in an area where the body of water meets the Mullen River in the Upper Laurentians.
Selby was swept in by moving sands and a strong current after he ventured further into the water.
His brother Michael jumped in to try to save him, and nearly died himself. Police divers retrieved Andrew's body 24 hours later.
Quebec coroner Luc Malouin is leading the three-day inquiry at the Laval courthouse, where he has heard from witnesses who will help review the cause and circumstances of Andrew's death.
Selby is the fourth person to drown in the area in the last decade.
His family has launched a $1,000,000 lawsuit against the town, seeking damages for the boy's death.
The coroner's inquest wraps on Friday.
It could take months before a report and recommendations are released.