MALAHIDE MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION
A 57-year-old Township of Malahide man was airlifted to hospital after being run over by a farm packer being pulled by a tractor. The accident occurred at approximately 11:43 a.m. on Friday, May 30, on a rural property on Eden Line between Plank Road and Sandytown Rd, Municipality of Bayham.
At the time of the accident the 57-year-old male was cutting the lawn around a cabin situated on the property. He was in the process of walking backwards with the push mower as a farm tractor passed behind him. Police investigation revealed that the victim had observed the farm tractor but did not realize that it was towing a cultivator and behind that the packer. Thinking it was clear the victim stepped backwards into the path of the packer and was run over.
The victim was subsequently airlifted to hospital in critical condition.
Police have deemed the incident not to be suspicious in nature and was accidental. The Ministry of Labour is not investigating.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment urges all parents and caregivers to speak to their teens about safety if they plan on attending any after-prom or field parties.
The OPP warn all parents and caregivers of the inherent dangers of attending and/or hosting after-prom parties. Property owners can, and have been held civilly responsible for injuries sustained to persons on their property. Police want to make it very clear that unsupervised after-prom parties and/or “field parties” are unsafe environments for anyone.
Police are continually called to investigate criminal reports of assaults, drug and alcohol offences, sexual assaults, thefts, mischief and other related crimes stemming from these types of parties.
Emergency services providers often have great difficulty accessing victims injured during these events. Police are encouraging parents and caregivers to speak with young people about the associated dangers of attending such events and find alternative activities for them to partake in. Police have investigated associated incidents in which serious bodily harm and death have occurred.
Everyone has a part to play in community safety and it is our hope that anyone with information on suspected field parties or unsupervised after-prom parties will contact their nearest police authority at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
POLICE RESPOND TO LONG POINT INCIDENT
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment responded to an incident at Long Point after being contacted by a concerned citizen at an Erie Street address.
On Thursday, May 29, 2014 at approximately 9:09 a.m., police responded to the Long Point Provincial Park after being contacted by a concerned citizen after locating what appeared to be an explosive device.
Through investigation it was determined that a device had washed up along the shoreline which was retrieved by a resident who immediately contacted police.
The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) attended and removed the device which was determined to be a firework mortar.
The OPP urge all residents to never handle anything that may appear to be an explosive or explosive device. They become dangerous as they deteriorate, and even in good condition present risks to the community. If anyone locates any suspected explosives or explosive devices, do no touch or handle them in anyway, and contact your nearest police authority immediately at 1-888-310-1122.