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.
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).
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 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.