The OPP are also investigating whether these incidents are linked to a disturbing letter that was mailed to an area newspaper, the Huntsville Forester.
The letter, titled “A Message from the Islamic Revolutionary Force,” threatened the safety of beaches in the Muskoka region. However, police have not yet confirmed the letter’s legitimacy.
According to the city, the beaches are not expected to re-open until next week at the earliest. “We recognize the huge importance of access to swimming locations during the warmer months in Gravenhurst and we’re doing our best to ensure a safe enjoyable environment for all,” said Stacey.