Report: City Puts Up No Swimming Sign
Havre de Grace city officials reportedly put up no swimming sign at Jean S. Roberts Memorial Park.
Havre de Grace officials have put up a "NO SWIMMING" sign at Jean S. Roberts Memorial Park, according to a television news report.
ABC2 reported that Havre de Grace officials have put up a sign at the Susquehanna River-side park and ordered "two [dozen]" more signs to be installed at other waterfront locations.
The action follows the May 28 drowning death of Havre de Grace teen Michael Sawyer.
Jean S. Roberts Memorial Park is located just north of the century-old Amtrak Bridge that crosses the river.
Sawyer, 16, drowned about 20 yards from shore in a location known as "the swimming hole," which is accessed via private property, and occasionally, as ABC2 previously reported, via the entrance to the adjacent park. The bulkhead and the platform where Sawyer and friends were photographed before swimming at "the swimming hole" is located on private property.
Many Havre de Grace residents—including teens—have said they plan to attend Monday's City Council meeting at City Hall to urge more action.