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Teen who died behind Fort Niagara was drinking

by TSchmitt
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 08:42 am

The teenage Canadian boy who drowned in Lake Ontario behind Old Fort Niagara last month was indeed intoxicated.

Toxicology reports found that 14-year-old Alexander Montgomery had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit when he died last month in Youngstown.

He'd been taking part in in a War of 1812 re-enactment in the area. Montgomery's mother and a family friend have been arraigned on a charge of providing alcohol to a minor. They're also charged with endangering the welfare of a child after witnesses say the pair gave the teen several beers at the fort. Alexander fell into the breakwater behind the fort into the lake, and his body was found the next day.

 

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