Sudbury

No inquest in Lake Wanapitei fatal boat crash: coroner

Ontario's Chief Coroner has decided not to order an inquest into the boat crash that killed three people on Lake Wanapitei last year.
Dr. David Eden, who is with the Sudbury-based Ontario Coroner's office, says an inquest into a 2013 Lake Wanapitei boat crash that killed three people is not required. (istockphoto.com)

The Ontario's Coroner's Office has decided not to order an inquest into the boat crash that killed three people on Lake Wanapitei last year.

The families of the young people who were killed had been calling for an inquest in light of some questions about the emergency response effort.

But acting regional supervising coroner Dr. David Eden has ruled that an inquest isn't necessary.

He said a working group, including representatives from Sudbury emergency services and the Ministry of Health, have already come up with a list of recommendations.

Eden said the group's work will help to prevent similar deaths in the future.

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