Port Dover Pier jumpers charged

Port Dover Maple Leaf Pier Jump

Pier jumping has resulted in two men being charged by OPP last Saturday.

Ontario Provincial Police in Norfolk County charged a 27-year-old male from Hamilton and a 30-year-old male from Milton for jumping off the pier into the river.
On Saturday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m., the Norfolk County OPP Marine Unit was conducting patrols in the area of the Port Dover pier when police say “two males attracted the officer’s attention.”
Police say they “were concerned for the safety of both individuals due to the high amount of vessel traffic that was in the area.”
The two men were “issued a Provincial Offences Notice and charged under the Trespass to Property Act with engage in prohibited activity.”
The OPP discourages this behaviour and says it has seen an escalation in this type of activity. The OPP said “once you add height and distance to an already risky behaviour you increase your chances of injury or death.”
Police are now asking the public to contact them to report this activity.
“We want Norfolk County residents and tourists to enjoy our beautiful beaches, trails and waterways in a safe and responsible manner to ensure their safety and the safety of others,” comments Staff Sergeant Rob Scott, Norfolk County OPP Detachment Operations Manager.

Posted: July 2, 2014

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