No changes planned following drowning

Connor Doucette
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RCMP have yet to release the name of a 28-year-old Pugwash man who drowned in the Pumping Station on Tuesday.

AMHERST - The warning signs and fences around Pumping Station pond will remain the main line of defense against a repeat of the drowning incident that occurred Tuesday, said Amherst CAO Greg Herrett.

“We believe we were doing our due diligence. There really is no practical way to stop people from trespassing on the property without having someone constantly out there supervising the area.”

Herrett said the town’s first thoughts are with the family however, and they will assess the situation.

“We’ll have a look at the state of things, but I don’t think there’ll be any change.”

For decades the Town of Amherst has owned the pond and surrounding area. It is marked as surplus and has been up for sale. There are “no-trespassing” signs throughout the property.

RCMP are still investigating the drowning that occurred on the property Tuesday morning. They have yet to release the name of the victim.

Organizations: Pumping Station, RCMP

Geographic location: AMHERST

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