The office of the Chief Coroner has completed its investigation into the death of a five year old boy in Saskatoon last September.
Ahmedsadiq Hussein Elmmi was found at the Dundonald Park storm pond near Ecole Dundonald School. The coroner concludes the boy drowned accidentally and recommends that both Saskatoon school boards review policies and procedures regarding a number of areas.
They include student supervision during recess; possibly develop strategies where all staff members and educational assistants are informed of special need students and understand supervisory needs; implement water safety education for students; and, along with the city, consider future placement of ponds and municipal structures away from schools, playgrounds and areas where kids are known to play. The coroner also recommends assessing the need for additional barriers and modifications to ponds and their surrounding area when they are near schools and other areas occupied by children.
The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth is also investigating the death of Elmmi although there is no word on when that report will be available.