Toronto Fire urges public not to climb Scarborough Bluffs following dangerous rescues

Sep 10 2018, 1:33 pm

Toronto Fire Services is urging the public not to climb the Scarborough Bluffs following series of ‘extraordinarily dangerous’ rescue missions over the weekend.

According to Toronto Fire, on Saturday, September 8, two people who had gotten stuck after climbing the bluffs had to be rescued, despite warning signs advising the public not to climb.

The following afternoon, Toronto Fire returned to the bluffs, this time to rescue two climbers who were trapped near the peak of the bluffs.

According to Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, five firefighters on ropes had to climb to a steep peak of the bluffs to reach the trapped climbers.

Luckily all the climbers and firefighters got down safely, but Toronto Fire is reminding the public that these rescue missions are “not a walk in the park.”

Following there rescues, Mayor John Tory thanked Toronto firefighters for their courage and professionalism during the rescues.

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