The members of the Barony of Ben Dunfirth and the autocrat and staff of this year’s Melee event would like to express our concern and support for the family and friends of the man who went missing in
on Monday night. We understand this is a very difficult time, and hope for a swift and positive resolution. Lake Niapenco
As a result of the investigation into his disappearance, the park will be closed to the general public (but open to us) until Saturday and there will be a police presence on site. The gate will be closed but not locked during the day on Thursday and Friday. Please enter and close the gate behind you. Attendees are reminded to cooperate with any instructions given by the Hamilton Police Service and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, and to immediately report any unusual activity or found items to the autocrat so they can be communicated to the appropriate authorities. We encourage you to stay away from the beach and lake area until further notice. It is our sincere hope that this situation will be resolved soon, and that Melee will be able to continue with minimal disruption.
Information on the missing man can be read here.