Water Street death turned over to coroner; no criminal element

A Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services ambulance sits outside a multi-unit rooming house on Water Street in Cornwall, Ont. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. The death of a person at the home has been turned over to the regional coroner and police say there's no criminal element to the death. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Police have ruled out any criminal element surrounding a death at a multi-unit building on Water Street East Saturday night.

Cornwall firefighters, paramedics and police were called to 418 Water Street, on the southwest corner of Water Street and Bergin Avenue, around 5:40 p.m.

Acting Sgt. Ryan Campeau told Cornwall Newswatch Sunday night the scene was held for a couple of hours last night (Saturday). The case has since been turned over to the regional coroner.

“There’s nothing suspicious. Out of respect for the family we can’t give too many details. But it’s not at all being investigated further. There’s no criminality suspected at all,” Campeau said.

Because of the first response system to an injured person, all three emergency services – firefighters, paramedics and police – were all called to the scene, making for a highly visible emergency response on one of Cornwall’s busiest streets.