(CALEDON, ON) – On July 12, 2013 at 10:30, officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police along with Caledon emergency personnel responded to an incident outside an Alton restaurant. Preliminary investigation reveals that a male and female were traversing alongside a 25 foot waterfall in a canoe when for unknown reasons the vessel was observed close to the edge of the waterfall. The female was able to exit the canoe without injury. The male remained inside the canoe as it travelled over the waterfall.
A 43 year-old male from Burlington was transported to Headwaters Health Care Centre with life threatening injuries and has since been transferred to a trauma centre.
The investigation into this occurrence is still on-going.
Police are asking anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact Provincial Constable Williams, Caledon OPP at 905-584-2241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit information online at http://www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.