No charges expected in drowning of firefighting student Adam Brunt
Jenna McNamee and her boyfriend Adam Brunt are shown in this photo.
Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:05PM EST
Blaming a jurisdictional issue, the Ministry of Labour says it will not be laying any charges in connection with the death of Adam Brunt.
Brunt, 30, died last February while doing a firefighter training exercise on the Saugeen River in Hanover.
While conducting a rescue scenario, he became caught under the frigid water and drowned.
A ministry spokesperson said that the main reason charges are not being laid is because Brunt was a trainee of Herschel Rescue Training Systems, not a worker – meaning his death does not fall under the ministry’s purview.
Police have also declined to lay charges in connection with Brunt’s case.
Following his death, the province announced plans to tighten regulations on companies providing safety training for firefighters.
With files from CTV London
Firefighting student Adam Brunt died during an ice rescue exercise on the Saugeen River in Hanover, Ont. seen on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (Scott Miller / CTV London)
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