Tue. Feb 7th, 2023

Kingston Police, Military Police and National Defence officials are investigating a “fatal incident” involving a vehicle at Point Frederick on the campus of Royal Military College on Friday. Photo by Ian MacAlpine /The Whig-Standard

KINGSTON — It may take days before the identity of the four Royal Military College cadets who died when a vehicle went into the water near the college will be known.

mergency services were called to Point Frederick Drive around 2 a.m. Friday in response to a motor vehicle collision and water rescue.

Frontenac Paramedics confirmed Friday morning that four patients were treated at the scene but none were transported to hospital.

From the Crawford Wharf on Friday morning, Kingston Police and the Ontario Coroner’s Office could be seen on the scene at Point Frederick loading a body into a van near RMC’s Fort Frederick Museum.

“The investigation is in its infancy and currently ongoing,” Kingston Police said in a statement.

“At this time, Kingston Police is on scene to assist the investigating agency, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.”

No further information will be made available at this time, the release said, but DND will keep the public informed of any further developments on this in the next few days.

“RMC’s first priority is to ensure our Naval and Officer Cadets, staff, faculty and families are cared for and supported,” the ministry’s public affairs department wrote in an email to the Whig-Standard. “This loss is felt across the RMC community and we extend our deepest condolences to all our members, their families and their friends during this difficult time.

“Next of kin notifications are ongoing, therefore no further information will be made available at this time,” the Defence Ministry stated.

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