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Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

Posted at 1:15pm

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The man was located West of the Hilton Hotel (Google Earth)

Windsor Police arrested a man caught swimming in the Detroit River last night, while under the influence.

Around 11:30pm, three boats, Windsor Police, the Canadian and US Coast Guard and a helicopter were deployed to search the area after a woman saw a man enter the river.

At approximately 12:50am, the US Coast Guard located the male in the Canadian side of the Detroit River, west of the Hilton Hotel and returned him to the Canadian shoreline. The male was assessed by EMS and did not sustain any injuries.

Windsor Police say a 47-year-old Windsor man was arrested and issued a Provincial Offence Notice for being intoxicated in a public place under the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario. The Harbour Master of the Windsor Port Authority is investigating and will also be referring the investigation to Transport Canada.

Windsor Police says swimming in the Detroit River is not only extremely dangerous due to the undertow in the shipping channel, but it is prohibited under the Port Authority Operating Regulations.

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