Old arena stairs stunt turns deadly

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Stanstead

Daniel Dubois, 27, was de­clared dead at the hospi­tal Satur­day af­ter an early morn­ing stunt, on

Satur­day morn­ing, slid­ing down the stairs of the old Stanstead Arena on a ‘three-ski’ and hit­ting the ground at the ce­ment land­ing. The im­pact must have been fierce as huge blood stains were still vis­i­ble late Mon­day af­ter­noon. He was al­legedly drunk and in the com­pany of three fe­male com­pan­ions aged in their twen­ties, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice.

Coroner Jac­ques Robin­son will lead the in­quest but the po­lice con­sider the mat­ter an ac­ci­dent.

The fa­ther of two was a fre­quent vis­i­tor to the site, ac­cord­ing to sources. As for slid­ing down the stairs, it seems that it is a pop­u­lar, but highly un­safe, ac­tiv­ity.

While the town op­er­ates a slide on the Notre-dame Street land that it owns, it seems that the arena is still highly fre­quented.

Pho­tos Stanstead Jour­nal

Last week­end’s tragic ac­ci­dent took place on the me­tal stairs of the old arena.

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