The RCMP issued a statement Monday morning, saying they have mistaken the identities of two of the Humboldt Broncos involved in Friday’s accident.
Xavier Labelle, originally listed as deceased is alive, police say goalie Parker Tobin (pictured) is now one of the 15 listed as deceased.
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The Ministry of Justice found out about the error on Sunday.
Speaking Monday morning, spokesperson Drew Wilby says the coroner’s office believed positive identification had been done in an appropirate manner, and that family was involved. He added new information was brought to light indicating a mistake had been made. Wilby also apologized to the families involved while offering condolences to friends and family of Tobin.