The City of White Rock is reminding people to stay away from the pier after posting pictures of people on stand-up paddle boards next to the broken pier on Saturday, Dec. 22. (Photo: City of White Rock Twitter)

City of White Rock reminds people to stay away from pier

Tweet from city says ‘structure is not safe,’ includes pictures of people on paddle boards

The City of White Rock is having to remind people again not to go “near, under or beside” the pier.

In a tweet Saturday (Dec. 22), City of White Rock said the “structure is not safe,” adding that the warning was for the public’s safety.

“This is for your own good, the protection of the people in our community, our first responder and City crews. We cannot stress this enough.”

The tweet included pictures of people on stand-up paddle boards around the broken pier.

Along with the pier, East Beach and the promenade are also closed until further notice. The city also asked the public to give crews “the space they need to do their work, respect the barricades in place, and be mindful of those redirecting you.”

“They are just trying to keep you safe.”

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It was on Thursday (Dec. 20), during a powerful windstorm, that waves and sailboats that had broken loose from their moorings began smashing against the pier. A 42-year-old man was also stuck on the far side of the pier for more than an hour before being rescued by helicopter.

On Friday, Mayor Darryl Walker said will likely take months and cost millions.

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