SUDBURY -- An inquest will be held into the death of Joshua Daniel Dumanski, a Sault Ste. Marie man who died in 2018, the coroner's office announced Tuesday.

Emily Groot, regional supervising coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, announced the inquest will be held at Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. in the Water Tower Inn, 360 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie.

Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner and David Kirk will be counsel to the coroner.

Dumanski, 31, died in hospital on July 16, 2018, after transfer from the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre.

"This inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act," a news release from Groot's office said. "The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Dumanski's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths."

The inquest is expected to last three days and will hear from 10 witnesses.

Members of the public can't attend in person for health and safety reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the inquest will be conducted by video conference. Anyone who wants view the proceedings can do so live at this link.