Release Date: August 20th, 2020 - 2:59pm
Originator: Sergeant, Brian Lowe, Emergency Services Unit - Marine Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 5230
Contact: Staff Sergeant, Bruce Dickson, Emergency Services Unit, 905-825-4747 extension 7373
On July 25, 2020, members of the Halton Regional Police Service – Marine Unit responded to a collision on the waters of Lake Ontario, near the Burlington Pier, involving two Personal Water Craft (PWC) operators.
Following an investigation into the operating behavior of the PWC operators prior to the collision, the Marine Unit has charged both drivers with Careless Operation of a Vessel under the Canada Shipping Act - Small Vessel Regulations.
The Marine Unit reminds members of the community that operating such vessels in a dangerous manner may result in death and/or serious injury. Further, all vessel operators should be aware that a 10 km/h speed limit applies within 30 meters of shore or structures attached to shore.