Police looking for boat after near-miss with SeaBus

The Vancouver Police Department is searching for a boat and its owner after a near-collision with a SeaBus in Burrard Inlet last week.

According to the VPD Marine Unit, just before 1 p.m. on May 5, the Burrard Otter II — one of three SeaBuses operated by TransLink — was sailing northbound to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver when a 28 to 32-foot-long “sport fish style” powerboat with a pair of black outboard motors was spotted speeding across Burrard Inlet.

The eastbound boat was estimated to be travelling at about 30 knots or 55 km/hr and was on a course that would take it dangerously close to the SeaBus, perhaps even ending in a collision.

The SeaBus crew sounded their horn several times but the pleasure craft failed to veer off and even appeared to correct its course to stay in line with the SeaBus; powerboats are required by law to give way to commercial boats like a SeaBus.

With the powerboat just 600 feet away, the captain of the SeaBus executed an emergency stop and the powerboat passed just 30 feet away.

Two males and a female were seen aboard the powerboat.

The SeaBus was carrying 205 passengers and 4 crew.

Police are looking to identify the powerboat and is asking to see any photos or videos taken by passengers or to speak with any other witnesses who have information or a description of the vessel. Contact Const. Jamie Gibson at jamie.gibson@vpd.ca and quote file 2018-89766.

Looking for a white sport fish type 28-32ft vessel that came way too close to a seabus afternoon of May 5. Call us if you know anything! @TransLink @PortVancouver #nearmiss pic.twitter.com/lJsLWrGOHW

— VPD Marine Unit (@VPDMarineUnit) May 13, 2018

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Source:: Vancouver Sun

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Aurora last week dies at hospital

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on Thursday in Aurora died over the weekend from injuries sustained in the collision.

The pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was hit at East 6th Avenue and Peoria Street at 3:38 p.m. on Thursday. The pedestrian died at University Hospital Saturday, police said.

Aurora police said alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the collision. The driver remained at the scene, they said.

Police said that several witnesses told them that the pedestrian was in a crosswalk but crossing against a red signal light and was possibly using a cell phone.

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Source:: The Denver Post

WATCH: Colorado Eagles brawl with Fort Wayne Komets before playoff game starts

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Hockey brawls during aren’t unusual. Hockey brawls before a game, however.

Prior to the start of Game 2 of the ECHL Western Conference finals on Sunday at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, the Colorado Eagles and Fort Wayne Komets had a kerfuffle at center ice. And it was caught on film by The Journal Gazette.

The Komets goaltender Michael Houser was injured when Eagles’ Ryan Harrison ran him over during overtime of Game 1. During warmups on Sunday, tempers flared.

The game hasn’t even started #EaglesCountry #DefendTheCup pic.twitter.com/QWMr7DlqlM

— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles) May 14, 2018

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Source:: The Denver Post