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Delta Police alerted as woman refuses to wear mask on ferry

FILE - BC Ferries. (Courtesy Twitter/BC Ferries)

Delta Police were alerted Wednesday morning after a woman was refusing to wear a mask on a ferry

According to police, the woman was 'causing a disturbance'

The boat was docked while awaiting for the situation to be resolved

DELTA (NEWS 1130) — Delta Police were called to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Wednesday morning to reports of a woman who was refusing to wear a mask on a ferry.

According to police, the woman was “causing a disturbance” and had to be escorted from the Spirit of British Columbia, which was held in the dock as a result.

BC Ferries adds the woman has caused disturbances on several occasions recently.

“We appreciate that there are some customers who have medical reasons with doctor’s notes for not being able to wear masks, however, inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated,” Deborah Marshall with the BC Ferries says.

A few hours earlier Delta Police were called to the very same terminal to reports of a man who was causing a disturbance after he was denied boarding onto a ferry.

He then ran through traffic and jumped into the water near the terminal.

Police were eventually able to convince him to get back on land and he was taken to hospital.

“Police apprehended him under the Mental Health Act when he attempted to walk into traffic again,” Delta Police tell NEWS 1130 in an email statement.

Masks are mandatory on BC Ferries vessels.