Judge Rules That A Canoe Is A Vessel In Sillars Trial
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 MuskokaRegion.com, 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.