Teen ATV driver found in Saugeen River now in hospital

On May 16, 2020 at 1:18 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) entering the Saugeen River near Concession 2 in Brant Township. Officers arrived at the dispatch location to find that the rider was unaccounted for.

Members of the West Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and an OPP Canine Unit were called to help the South Bruce OPP search for the missing rider, a 15-year-old from the Municipality of North Huron.

The teen was located in the Saugeen River and brought to shore by members of the Hanover Fire Department. The teen was transported to a local hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are assisting the South Bruce OPP with this incident.

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On May 17, 2020 at 8:06 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were patrolling Highway 6, Georgian Bluffs in Grey County when two cars were observed travelling together at a high rate of speed. Both cars were stopped by OPP for stunt driving.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged both drivers, a 27 year old from South Bruce Peninsula, with stunt driving-50km/h or more over posted speed limit, section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and a 22 year old from South Bruce Peninsula, with stunt driving-50km/h or more over posted speed limit, section 172(1) HTA.

Both drivers lost their driver’s licences for 7 days, their vehicles for 7 days and they received court dates to answer to the charges.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.