Coroner confirms physique discovered within the river is that of drowned teen


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The regional coroner has confirmed physique pulled from the Ottawa River is that of a 14-year-old boy who drowned close to the Prince of Wales Bridge final Friday.

The Ottawa Police Service stated the physique was recovered close to Lemieux Island on Monday afternoon.

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The coroner concluded that the youth had drowned. The sufferer’s title has not been launched.

The Metropolis of Ottawa has for years been making an attempt to dam individuals from getting access to the 140-year rail bridge, which was bought by the town in 2004 as a part of an O-Prepare growth scheme to downtown Gatineau. Regardless of the town’s greatest efforts, individuals proceed discover a manner onto the dilapidated truss bridge.

Kevin Wylie, common supervisor of the general public works and environmental providers division, stated Tuesday that the town continues to take motion to forestall trespassing on the Prince of Wales Bridge.

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“Buildings in place to forestall trespassing and shield public security embrace signage, chains and fencing,” Wylie stated. “As well as, metropolis employees do day by day patrols of the bridge, conduct common inspections and guarantee any repairs are accomplished promptly.”