Jukasa News Update Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Body recovered, identified after man falls through ice
A Hamilton man has died after falling through the ice at a Waterford pond.
The 68 year old man was fishing Saturday afternoon at the Waterford North Conservation Area when he fell through the ice.
Police say a 9 year old boy was also on the pond skating. He tried to rescue the man but also fell through the ice.
Witnesses were able to pull the child from the pond but were unable to reach the man.
His body was recovered by police on Sunday afternoon.
He has been identified as Jani Daliyanazlou of Hamilton.
Inquest into death of indigenous artist Moses Beaver
An inquest has been announced into the death of an indigenous artist who was being held in custody at a Thunder Bay jail.
Beaver’s sister, Mary Wabasse, also tragically died this week in a crash in Thunder Bay as she was travelling to be with family members gathered to mourn her brother’s passing.
Moses Beaver was found unresponsive in his jail cell and pronounced dead at a regional hospital on February 13th.
The province’s supervising coroner says an inquest in the case is mandatory under the Coroners Act considering the circumstances surrounding the artists passing.
Police seek stolen venomous snakes
Niagara Police are searching for venomous snakes they say were stolen from a home in Thorold.
The snakes include several juvenile cobras, rattlesnakes, adders and vipers — including a pregnant albino boa.
The reptiles were part of a breeders business. Police say they suspect the home was targeted intentionally.
Police say the snakes range in size from 12 to 200 centimetres long, with the largest weighing seven kilograms — and are warning the public the cobra’s venom is a dangerous neurotoxin that can cause respiratory failure.
Anyone with information on the snakes whereabouts is asked to contact police.
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