Mississauga daredevils warned to stop jumping from railway bridge into the Credit River

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Published May 21, 2021 at 9:49 pm

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Police and GO Transit officials are stepping up efforts in Mississauga to prevent people from using a railway overpass as a diving platform into the Credit River.

The Port Credit bridge is the targeted area where most of the daredevils — generally youngsters — take the plunge into the river.

Officials warn the practise is dangerous because of the height, shallow water, passing trains, and the possibility of crashing into a boater.

Metrolinx, the operator of GO Transit, says divers are trespassing and face a $5,000 fine.

With the warming up of the weather, law enforcement agencies are concerned that the number of divers has increased. They will be watching for offenders.

“This weekend we are ramping up patrols here,” said Staff Sgt. Morgan Wilson of GO Transit Safety. “We are concerned about anyone jumping off the bridge because they have access to our live tracks. Trains can come by at any time. It is very dangerous.”

To keep divers out, security measures have also increased such as the installation of new anti-trespass barriers and signage warning people away.

 

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