OPP issue warning after fishing lines found strung across ATV trail

Global News reports: OPP are warning the public after a rider was knocked off their ATV when they struck a fishing line strung across a trail at Point Petre in South Marysburgh on Monday.

OPP say the line was Spiderwire, an extra-strength braided fishing line designed not to break.

Although the line struck the ATV rider in the chest, police say the rider was not injured.

Police were called to investigate. They say they found five other lines on the trail, some of which were strung at neck height.

When asked, Prince Edward County OPP said they had never seen anything similar in the area before, and do not believe the wires were set up for hunting purposes.

OPP are urging ATV riders to pay attention to their surroundings while on the trails in the area.

They are asking anyone with information about the fishing lines to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Source: Global News

Photo Credit: Nick Westoll/Global News File

3 Replies to “OPP issue warning after fishing lines found strung across ATV trail”

  1. I can recall that being done with wire when I was a kid back when snowmobiles first became popular. I knew a man who’d lost a brother that way. Absolutely disgusting practice.

  2. This internecine behavior, akin to sabotage in time of war, can and will as “the Spank” has noted, not only cause serious injury but a painful death. A person who has a heart as black as is displayed here, is very psychologically unbalanced, who could unknowingly take the life of one of his own.

    As with every criminal activity, it is becoming all too common. The apprehension of this person is imperative.

  3. Unlike the arson case concerning the burnt ice fishing hut mentioned in the Fish’n Canada article posted on April 12, 2019, where an investigation was best suited to a process of elimination rather than looking for the cause outright, the obvious equation would be to do just the opposite in this case.

    With that in mind, Let’s look at the facts :
    1) Fishing line strung across a trail at Point Petre in South Marysburgh on Monday.
    2) OPP say the line was Spiderwire, an extra-strength braided fishing line designed not to break.
    3) They say they found five other lines on the trail, some of which were strung at neck height.
    4) Police say they had never seen anything similar in the area before, and do not believe the wires were set up for hunting purposes.

    This trail seems to be well known to the person or persons responsible for this gruesome act. (they likely own A.T.V.’s themselves or have access to one of these machines)

    The perpetrator(s) seem to be well versed or have some knowledge concerning the properties of Spiderwire. There are other types such as Stren Power Braid (Kevlar) which would allude, they may be anglers or know of someone who is acquainted with the sport.

    No doubt, since multiple lines (booby traps as they are referred to) were set at different locations, this would indicated premeditation. (a deadly retaliatory grudge match for sure).

    Lastly, the fact this evil deed has never occurred in the area prior to this event is quite revealing. Recent raw emotions in the community will likely lead the authorities to the person(s) responsible.

    It is only a matter of time.

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