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Inquest into the Deaths of Kyle Shorrock, Jeffrey Howes, James Baragar and Darcy Jansen

Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, announced the date for the inquest into the deaths of Kyle Shorrock, Jeffrey Howes, James Baragar and Darcy Jansen.

Mr. Shorrock, 27; Mr. Howes, 26; Mr. Baragar, 39; and Mr. Jansen, 26, died on December 14, 2017, from injuries sustained when their helicopter crashed at a construction site in Tweed. An inquest into their deaths is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding their deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths from occurring in similar circumstances.

The inquest is expected to last 15 days and hear from approximately 10 witnesses.

The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2023. Dr. David Eden will be the presiding officer. Jai Dhar and Kristin Smith will be inquest counsel.

Additional Information

The Presiding Officer has directed that the web streaming of this inquest not be recorded in accordance with the Chief Coroner’s rules of procedure and out of respect to the family of the deceased.

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