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Man dives into water at Canandaigua park to flee officers after domestic, hour-long standoff

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On July 31 the Canandaigua Police Department responded to a call regarding a disturbance at Lagoon Park, where a person was heard screaming in distress.


Upon arrival, officers found 52-year-old Tyler Ferrier restraining a victim protected under an active court order. Ferrier immediately attempted to evade arrest by diving into the water at the park.

With the assistance of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, a perimeter was established around the park. After more than an hour, Ferrier surrendered to the authorities at 1:54 pm. The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was not injured during the incident. Ferrier was transported to F.F. Thompson Hospital for treatment of abrasions sustained while fleeing through the park’s brush.


Ferrier has been charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and another count of the same for a previous incident on July 24. In both instances he violated an active court order of protection. He was subsequently transported to Ontario County Jail, where he is pending arraignment at CAP Court.

Authorities have noted that additional charges against Ferrier are pending.