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Teenager dies at Crystal Beach pier

UPDATED — A teenaged male died Sunday afternoon after falling 30 feet from a flag pole at the end of the Crystal Beach pier.

Niagara Regional Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Clayton Wismer of St. Catharines.

Fort Erie fire fighters were dispatched at 3:20 p.m. for a report of a man who had fallen from a pole and whose vital signs were absent. Shortly afterward a fire department boat was dispatched.

Fire fighters were released from the scene by NRP at 3:57 p.m.

Police say the coroner attended the scene and ordered a post-mortem to be conducted at Hamilton General Hospital.

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