Man charged after boat catches fire, sinks in Hamilton Harbour

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Published August 17, 2023 at 11:42 am

COURTESY OF HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE
COURTESY OF HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE

A 28-year-old man from Waterloo was charged with impaired operation of a vessel after a boat caught fire and sank in Hamilton Harbour on Wednesday.

Police said they observed “signs of intoxication” and arrested the man.

He was charged with operating a vessel while impaired and failing to comply.

Hamilton police said officers were dispatched to 47 Discovery Drive at about 8:07 p.m. on Aug. 16 over a 39-foot Bayliner that was reportedly on fire and sinking.

The boat had hit the pier when returning to the marina, according to police.

If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to contact Division One Staff Sergeant at 905-546-4725.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips at www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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