For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020
City Officials Issue Safety Reminder for Poestenkill Gorge
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today issued a reminder for Troy residents and visitors regarding the dangers of trespassing in the Poestenkill Gorge following a drowning death over the weekend.
Mayor Madden said, “The summer season brings more activity to the City’s public parks & recreational spaces. However, trespassing into restricted areas like the Poestenkill Gorge creates the potential for serious injury or fatalities like the tragic drowning incident which occurred last weekend. When visiting our parks, we urge the public to stay in authorized areas and observe all posted signage & fencing to prevent avoidable accidents and eliminate the need for unnecessary emergency response.”
Public access to the Poestenkill Gorge, including swimming or climbing, is prohibited. Additional fencing, trail markings, and signage were installed earlier this month to warn against trespassing and keep visitors safe.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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