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Coroner's Office Completes Investigation into Death of Five-Year-Old Boy

Released on March 21, 2018

The Office of the Chief Coroner has completed its investigation into the death of a five-year-old boy in Saskatoon.

The investigation has determined that Ahmedsadiq Hussein Elmmi died September 11, 2017 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.  The cause of death was drowning in a storm pond.  The manner of death was accidental.

Pursuant to The Coroners Act, 1999, the following recommendations are being made:
  • To the directors of education, Saskatoon Public Schools and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools:
  1. That a review be completed of the current policies and/or procedures pertaining to student supervision during recess and assess the possibility of supervision in areas that could potentially be a risk for student safety (i.e. nearby ponds and major roadways), and in particular for those students who have special needs and as such may be at greater risk.
  2. Review and/or develop communication and training strategies where all staff members and educational assistants are informed not only of the special needs of students in school, but also understand the requirements to provide care/supervision to meet those needs and minimize or eliminate the risks to the students.
  3. To implement water safety education for all students, including information appropriate for all learning abilities and materials for students to take home for family awareness.
  4. During community planning and development, and to optimize safety, the City of Saskatoon and the school boards should consider future placement of ponds and municipal structures, so that such structures and ponds are located away from schools, playgrounds and areas where children are known to play.
  5. Assess the need for additional barriers and modifications to ponds and their surrounding area where the location of such structures is within proximity to schools and areas known to be occupied by children.
  • To the Lifesaving Society:
  1. To implement water safety education for all students, including information appropriate for all learning abilities and materials for students to take home for family awareness.
  2. To assess the feasibility for water safety education within all Saskatoon communities, such as providing learning materials to residential areas with nearby water access. (i.e. river, ponds, etc.)
  • To Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and City Manager Jeff Jorgenson:
  • To assess the feasibility for water safety education within all Saskatoon communities, such as providing learning materials to residential areas with nearby water access. (i.e. river, ponds, etc.)
  • During community planning and development, and to optimize safety, the City of Saskatoon and the school boards should consider future placement of ponds and municipal structures, so that such structures and ponds are located away from schools, playgrounds and areas where children are known to play.
  • Assess the need for additional barriers and modifications to ponds and their surrounding area where the location of such structures is within proximity to schools and areas known to be occupied by children.
The family and parties to whom the recommendations are directed have been provided with the report.

The Chief Coroner has determined that no inquest will be held.

Coroners are authorized to conduct investigations into all sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths occurring in the province of Saskatchewan.  The investigation is conducted in order to determine the identity of the deceased, and how, when, where and by what means the person died.

The Coroner’s Office will not be commenting further.

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Graham
Justice
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8621
Email: jennifer.graham@gov.sk.ca

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