Personal watercraft reminders
ATV and 4X4s are not allowed on local beaches to launch watercraft nor is personal watercraft allowed in swimming or beach areas. Photo by Martin Baktiar Adi Setiawan- unsplash.com
East Algoma OPP is reminding the public that launching watercraft via ATVs and 4x4s is not allowed on Beech Beach and in Jocelyn Township.
Officers received a call regarding residents accessing the beach on Tuesday (June 8).
OPP Constable Phil Young says officers are also concerned with the safety issue for beachgoers.
He says boaters and jet-ski/sea-doo users who are boating in and through swimming areas, and who create a safety issue for swimmers, can be fined $430. Young also added no one under 16 can operate personal watercraft without a licence.
Underage users can be fined $125 while the owner could be fined $305.