POLITICS

Newfoundland premier says inquiry into Burton Winters rescue effort not needed

05/25/2012 09:06 EDT | Updated 07/25/2012 05:12 EDT
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador says she won't be calling for an inquiry into the death of a Labrador boy who got lost and froze to death on the Labrador Sea.

Fourteen-year-old Burton Winters was found dead in February, three days after he went missing while snowmobiling outside the coastal community of Makkovik.

The case has attracted national attention because the military has been criticized for not joining the search for two days, citing poor weather and mechanical problems with its aircraft.

Premier Kathy Dunderdale has been among those seeking answers from the federal government.

On Friday, she said she's not satisfied with what Ottawa has had to say, but she insists that an inquiry isn't going to reveal any new information.