A man has been recently found guilty of impaired operation of a canoe causing a death. This is the first time someone has ever been convicted of this crime. The individual operating the canoe had consumed alcohol and marijuana prior to going for a ride.
David Sillars took his girlfriend’s eight-year-old son Thomas Rancourt out for a canoe ride down the Muskoka River in Ontario Canada. The canoe had capsized and Sillars was able to swim to shore, but Thomas, who was wearing a life-jacket, continued downriver, went over the waterfall at High Falls and drowned.
The court felt that his judgment was severely impaired that day and his choices led to the death of the boy.
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