Four dead following accident at CFB Kingston’s Point Frederick

Update (Friday, Apr. 29, 2022 at 2:40 p.m.)
The Department of National Defence (DND) has now confirmed that all four of those pronounced dead on the scene where a vehicle was located submerged in the waters off of Point Frederick were Cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). RMC has identified that as graduating Officer Cadets Jack Hogarth, Andrei Honciu, Broden Murphy, and Andrés Salek.

Original article:

An incident involving a vehicle entering the water off of Point Frederick has resulted in the death of four members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Officers assess the evidence markers at the very edge of the Point Frederick peninsula, located at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) at CFB Kingston, where a vehicle entered the water in the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 29, 2022, resulting in four fatalities. Photo by Logan Cadue.

The incident occurred just after 2 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 29, 2022. Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedic Services were first to respond to the scene, where attempts to resuscitate those who were in the vehicle were made after the driver and passengers were rescued from the waterway. CFB Kingston Military Police arrived on scene shortly thereafter.

Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedic Services on scene following the incident at Point Frederick at RMC. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Kingston Police were called in to assist with the ongoing investigation approximately seven hours after the incident occurred. The Canadian Coast Guard assisted in the rescue/recovery operation throughout.

According to a memo circulated to Armed Forces employees at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston, where Point Frederick is located, four military personnel have passed away as a result of the crash. CFB Kingston is reducing traffic in the area as the investigation continues.

It is unknown what caused the vehicle to enter the water at this time.

Kingston Police, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Military Police of CFB Kingston, Kingston Fire and Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedic Services all attended the incident, which left four members of the Canadian Armed Forces dead on Friday, Apr. 29, 2022. Photo by Logan Cadue.
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5 thoughts on “Four dead following accident at CFB Kingston’s Point Frederick

  • April 29, 2022 at 10:35 am
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    Is a 7 hour delay usual in this type of situation?

    “Kingston Police were called in to assist with the ongoing investigation approximately seven hours after the incident occurred.”

    • April 29, 2022 at 11:13 am
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      Hi John,
      Point Frederick is at RMC, which is the jurisdiction of the military police, who were on scene immediately following Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedics. Kingston Police were not called in until later on, to assist with the investigation. That is all we know at this point.
      -Tori Stafford

    • April 29, 2022 at 11:15 am
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      I will edit the article to better reflect this, thank you, John.

      -Tori Stafford

    • April 29, 2022 at 3:24 pm
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      What a terrible tragedy. My most sincere condolences to family and friends. Such a loss.

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