Beloved Cobble Hill quarry officially closed to public after fatal injuries sustained at the site

Police spoke to multiple people who arrived at the property on Monday and Dakus says that the RCMP have access to the property and the ability to fine anyone who is caught trespassing.

Dakus and his brother have decided to close and block off the property for now and want it to be turned into a regional park for everyone to use.

“We need to close it for now and we need to try our very best to get it into a park status,” he said.

The closure comes a few days after a someone died of injuries sustained at the site. CTV News has confirmed with the BC Coroners Services that a man died on July 9 after an incident at the quarry on June 27.

“I heard that he went off a cliff with his ATV,” said resident Owen Seeton. “It’s a tragedy for him and his family.”

A CVRD spokesperson tells CTV News that the area has been identified within its regional parks and trails master plan as desirable for regional parkland, but there are no formal negotiations happening right now.

The popular swimming hole, located on private property, is now closed to the public.  The landowners are hoping to turn the area into a park: (CTV News)