Toronto police are asking the public to stop putting themselves in life-threatening situations on the Scarborough Bluffs following a Monday rescue mission.
Thirty firefighters embarked on a three-hour rescue mission to save three women who had wandered down a trail for 40 minutes and became stuck. Rescuers used a helicopter, cell phone signals, and one of the woman’s whistles to track them down. Thankfully, nobody was injured.
Following the incident, Toronto Police are asking the public to obey the warning signs posted at the edge of Scarborough Bluffs Park. These signs refer to a maximum $5,000 fine that can be handed out to those who trespass.
The city is considering adding more signage informing the public that the nearby beach cannot be accessed via the bluffs, and enhanced barriers.