Charge daredevils their rescue cost
RE: Waterfall safety
I’ve lived in Hamilton my whole life, as a young person I hiked in and around Albion Falls and yes there was occasionally a hiker who needed rescuing but I simply cannot believe how reckless people are being and how no one thinks they can get hurt.
Rules are having to be made due to the large amount of people doing just that and having to call out our emergency services, 7 units responding to the last one! Seems common sense has left most people in this day and age, so perhaps hiring a new bylaw officer, just to fine people who do not respect the fences, tag cars improperly parked, and if all else fails charge the person the $5,000 it costs to rescue them. At least if people want to be reckless the city will make some money from it instead of the taxpayers of Hamilton having to incur the costs involved in trying to keep these people safe from themselves. Diana MacKenzie, Hamilton