Calls for more security following wedding gown drowning death
The drowning death last week of a new bride at the Dorwin Falls in Rawdon has prompted calls for more security in the area to prevent similar tragedies.
The family and loved ones of Maria Pantazopoulos say there needs to be more than just signs warning of the dangers of going into the water at Dorwin Falls.
Pantazopoulos was taking part last Friday in a photo shoot in her wedding gown when she was dragged under the water by the weight of her wet dress.
But Rawdon mayor Jacques Beauregarde tells CJAD News that although they see at least one tragedy a year in the area, existing signs and fences will have to do for now, adding that most people respect them.
"There is security there but what can we do when adults take undue risks," Beauregarde said.
Beauregarde said it's too early to consider putting life preservers in the area.
"All we can do is sympathize with the families who are going through a terrible grief."