Volunteer Ont. firefighter dies after rescue drill

Volunteer Ont. firefighter dies after rescue drill
Last Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2010 | 5:20 PM ET Comments0Recommend2
The Canadian Press

A member of the Point Edward, Ont., volunteer fire department who got trapped under the ice during a rescue drill has died of his injuries.

Lambton County OPP say Gary Kendall, 51, of Point Edward, was taking part in the ice water rescue training session Saturday afternoon when he became trapped.

Other fire department members pulled Kendall from the water and he was taken to the Bluewater Health hospital by emergency services.

He succumbed to injuries early Sunday morning, police said.

The Lambton OPP crime unit and the provincial police forensic identification unit are investigating and the Ministry of Labour was contacted after the incident.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/01/31/volunteer-firefig...

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Comment by Norm Tindell on January 31, 2010 at 8:40pm
Wow! That's very tragic. Our hearts go out to Kendall's family and to the department. Too many tragic deaths occur during seemingly "safer" conditions such as training.

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