Bracebridge beach closed, OPP investigate reports of sewing needles in water

Posts to a community Facebook page is how the town caught wind of this

Provincial police are investigating the discovery of several sewing needles found in the water at Kirby’s Beach Park in Bracebridge.

Police were alerted on Wednesday and the town has since closed the beachfront and water access.

“The Town of Bracebridge is committed to the safety and wellness of the community and visitors. Town staff are aware of a situation that has caused concern at Kirby’s Beach Park and continue to conduct a thorough review of the beach, water and park. As a result of the ongoing investigation, the beachfront and water access at Kirby’s Beach Park will be closed until further notice. The park, playground, washroom facilities and picnic tables will remain open,” according to a statement on the town’s website. “Site inspection and maintenance frequency will be increased at Kirby’s Beach Park, which includes beach raking, cleaning and garbage collection.”

A spokesperson in the town’s communication department told Barrie 360 that the town became aware of posts in a community Facebook group indicating someone found sewing needles in the water.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at (888)310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.