There have been 22 recorded deaths from drowning in Junction Creek since 1921, as well as many injuries and near death situations. On August 25th, 2007, Adam Dickie, a 13 year old Sudbury boy, was fishing on the shores of Junction Creek with a friend. Adam slipped and fell into the creek and wasn't able to get back out because of the depth of the water. Water levels were high due to heavy rainfall.
Adam's death prompted an appeal by members of the community to find solutions for stopping any further unnecessary deaths and injury in fast-flowing water. "Swift water" in area lakes, rivers and drainage ditches can be life threatening. Education with regards to this issue is a positive step in protecting the children in our community.
By Jonathan Migneault, The Sudbury Star
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Children and adults had the chance to learn about water safety, aquatic biology and a host of other water-related topics at the Greater Sudbury Public Library's March Break Water Mini-Festival on Tuesday. READ MORE...
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