Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grieving Father Says Nine-Year-Old Son Slipped on Rock and Drowned

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grieving Father Says Nine-Year-Old Son Slipped on Rock and Drowned

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Father says boy slipped on rock and drowned

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WINNIPEG - The father of a nine-year old Winnipeg boy who died in Ontario's Rushing River Provincial Park this weekend says his son slipped on a rock and drowned.

Trevor Thomas tells CTV Winnipeg he was cooking supper Saturday night when his son, Kyree Bruneau-Thomas, disappeared.

Hours later, after a search by Ontario Provincial Police and park staff, Kyree was found dead.

Kyree was a grade four student at Cecil Rhodes school in Winnipeg.

Thomas and Kyree's mother, Justine Bruneau, say they are heartbroken at the loss of their boy, who they described as affectionate and loving.

Bruneau says the boy loved the outdoors.

"Bugs, climbing, everything," she says.

"He was going to be something special," says his father. …

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