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Letter threatening safety of Muskoka beaches sent to media

Police warn beach-goers to leave suspicious objects in place and contact OPP
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HUNTSVILLE. ON -  On May 11, 2018 Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were made aware of a suspicious letter that was sent to a local media outlet. The letter threatens the safety of the beaches in Muskoka and seeks to undermine tourism in the area. 

Huntsville OPP along with the assistance of the Huntsville OPP Crime Unit are investigating the origin of the letter and will utilize all required resources to determine the validity of the claims that were made.

Further information will be provided only as the investigation continues and the OPP will work closely with any potential community should any claim be identified that has the potential to compromise the safety of the public.

Huntsville would like to remind the public to always be aware of personal safety and to be aware of any hazards while enjoying beaches and other public areas in Muskoka. If anyone should see anything suspicious in nature leave it in the spot that it was located and contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 705-789-5551or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at if you have any information on the crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward up to $2000.