Autopsy results for Hengeveld will take weeks

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Jerry Hengeveld

Cape Breton Post

ENGLISHTOWN — It will be a few weeks before the autopsy results are released of a man who was pulled from St. Anns Bay Tuesday, said RCMP Sgt. Al LeBlanc.

Jerry Hengeveld, 81, of Waterville, Kings County was in a car that drove off a raised ramp of the Englishtown Ferry on March 25.

RCMP divers recovered Hengeveld’s remains from the submerged car around 2 p.m. Tuesday. His silver-coloured Toyota Camry was towed to the shore on its roof by a tow truck operator.

Police are also conducting a mechanical review on Hengeveld’s vehicle to check for any underlying malfunctions that may have led to the incident, although they don’t expect to find any problems with the vehicle, said LeBlanc.

The Department of Transportation, which is responsible for running the Englishtown Ferry along with six other cable ferries in the province, will also conduct its own investigation into the incident.

Organizations: RCMP, Department of Transportation

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Anns Bay, Waterville Kings

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