Date set for inquest into the death of Point Edward firefighter Gary Kendall

Date set for inquest into the death of Point Edward firefighter Gary Kendall

The coroner's office has announced a date for the inquest into the death of Gary Kendall, a volunteer firefighter from Point Edward who died during a training exercise seven years ago.

The 17-year veteran of the department was trapped under a sheet of ice during a water exercise.

The inquest will begin on May 9 in Toronto, and is expected to last two weeks.

The coroner expects to hear from about 15 witnesses.

The inquest will also examine the death of Adam Brunt, who died under similar circumstances two years ago.