Safety & Risk Management
Arrests made after people reported jumping from crane into river
June 17, 2022 By Global News
Peterborough police arrested two men after a group of people reportedly jumped from a crane into the Otonabee River on Wednesday night.
According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 11 p.m., officers responded to several 911 calls about three people in distress in the Otonabee River near Lock 19 of the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Police say they located a man and woman who appeared to be in distress on a nearby private dock. However, police say the man got aggressive when officers attempted to help the woman.
“Once the male was removed from the area and taken into custody, he continued to be verbally aggressive and spitting in the police vehicle,” police said.
The woman was assessed at the scene and taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre as a precaution.
Police then discovered a third person in the Parks Canada construction site at Lock 19 who was being combative with paramedics. Investigators learned several people had jumped from a crane at the site into the river.
Peterborough Fire Services attended and determined there were no more people in the water, police said.
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