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Law enforcement agencies begin targeted patrols of gorges

Law enforcement agencies begin targeted patrols of gorges

The weather has been hot and muggy lately, but law enforcement are issuing a warning to stay away from Ithaca’s gorges.

Ithaca Police Officer Jamie Williamson says you can go out and explore gorge trails, but stay out of the water because it comes with numerous dangers.

“There’s rising waters, powerful waterfalls, and eroding soil,” Williamson says. “It just makes for a dangerous area. Come enjoy them, but only do so if you can enjoy them safely.”

High water levels, underwater currents and sharp rocks pose dangers for swimmers in the gorges.

Williamson says the Ithaca Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will soon have a gorge-focus day, where patrols will hone in on violations at natural areas.

 

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