Waterloo Male Charged After Sinking Boat

Boat Incident

Hamilton Police have charged a 28-year-old male from Waterloo with impaired operation of a vessel after a boat caught fire and sank in Hamilton Harbour.

On August 16, 2023, at approximately 8:07 p.m., police were dispatched to 47 Discovery Drive for a marine call where a 39-foot Bayliner was reported to be on fire and sinking. The boat had hit the pier when returning to the marina.

Police observed signs of intoxication by the operator and arrested the male. He was charged with operating a vessel while impaired and failing to comply.

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, please contact Division One Staff Sergeant at 905-546-4725.

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