Judge Rules That A Canoe Is A Vessel In Sillars Trial

Posted: 2018-11-16 07:39:50 By: hbr

The trial of the man accused in the death of 8 year old Thomas Rancourt continues after a judge determined the definition of a canoe yesterday.

According to reports in,  the judge hearing the case, ruled that a canoe is a vessel and the charges against David Sillars will stand.

Sillars is charged with impaired operation of a vessel causing death, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a vessel causing death, and operating a vessel with a blood-alcohol level over 80 milligrams causing death.

8 year old  Thomas Rancourt died after the canoe he and David Sillars was in, capsized this spring throwing both into cold water.