Too many on river get­ting too close to falls: po­lice

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

An Amer­i­can po­lice ma­rine unit that pa­trols the up­per Ni­a­gara River says too many boaters and peo­ple on per­sonal wa­ter­craft are get­ting too close to the brink of Ni­a­gara Falls. New York State Park Po­lice Lt. Clyde Doty told WGRZ-TV in Buf­falo that peo­ple put their lives at risk when they ig­nore buoys and warn­ing signs on the river. A noboat­ing zone starts about 400 me­tres west of the north Grand Is­land Bridge, lo­cated about five kilo­me­tres from the brink of the falls. Doty says so far this sum­mer there have been 10 in­ci­dents in­volv­ing boaters and per­sonal wa­ter­craft rid­ers who ven­tured into dan­ger­ous wa­ters. Some were stopped near Goat Is­land, near the brink.

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