April 16th, 2024

Survivor of Humboldt Broncos bus crash makes 2024 Paralympics as rower

By The Canadian Press on March 28, 2024.

Ryan Straschnitzki, left, and Jacob Wassermann, victims of the Humboldt, Saskatchewan bus crash in 2017, are introduced in the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Denver on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Rowing Canada says on social media that Jacob Wassermann has earned Canada a country quota spot in an event known as PR1 men's single sculls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

A survivor of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has qualified for the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.

Rowing Canada says on social media that Jacob Wassermann has earned Canada a country quota spot in an event known as PR1 men’s single sculls.

The 24-year-old, who trains in Saskatoon, recently competed for Canada in a continental qualification regatta in Rio de Janeiro.

Wassermann played goal for the Broncos.

He is one of 13 survivors of the deadly 2018 bus crash, which left him paralyzed.

Sixteen people were killed when the junior hockey team’s bus collided with a semi truck at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 28, 2024.

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