Released on February 13, 2020
A public inquest into the death of Kaleab Schmidt will be held March 2 to 6, with additional dates of March 9 to 13 if needed, at the Holiday Inn and Suites at 1800 Prince of Wales Drive in Regina. The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner.
Schmidt, 13, was found unresponsive on his family farm on April 30, 2018. Emergency Medical Services were called and CPR was performed. Schmidt was pronounced deceased at that location.
Section 19 of The Coroners Act, 1999 states that the Chief Coroner may direct that an inquest be held into the death of any person. The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected deaths. The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death. The coroner’s jury may make recommendations to prevent similar deaths.
Coroner Alma Wiebe will preside at the inquest.
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