Four 4th-year cadets of the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada died when the vehicle they boarded entered the waters on campus at Point Frederick on Friday, April 29, 2022, according to a statement from the National Defense.
An investigation into this incident by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is ongoing. No further information about the incident will be provided until the investigation is complete.
The cadets who lost their lives were identified as Jack Hogarth, Andrei Honciu, Broden Murphy, and Andrés Salek.
“RMC’s first priority is to ensure our students, staff, faculty, and families are cared for and supported. This loss is felt across the RMC community and we extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of our fallen cadets during this difficult time,” according to the press statement.
RMC) is comprised of approximately 2,300 military and civilian staff, faculty, and students. About280 (N/OCdts) students of Class of 2022 have completed a challenging academic program while meeting the highest military standards, and are now well equipped to lead and excel in the profession of arms in the service of Canada.
“I am heartbroken that four officer cadets lost their lives far too soon at RMC Kingston this morning. I offer my deepest condolences to their families, classmates, and loved ones as they grieve such a profound loss, which is felt across our Canadian Armed Forces and country,” said Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence.