- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The city has begun drilling holes for warning signs and temporary fencing along the cliffs at Quarry Lake after a series of deadly accidents.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1PEe9d3 ) the new signage and fencing in Fort Dickerson Park follows the deaths of three men who jumped from the cliffs in the last four weeks.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch says his officers are stationed in the park and patrolling the area daily until the signs and fencing are installed.

Rausch says anyone trespassing along the cliffs will be cited or arrested.

Rausch says the temporary fencing will eventually be replaced with more permanent, natural-looking barriers.

The most recent death at Quarry Lake involves a 20-year-old Belgian exchange student at Maryville College who died after jumping off a bluff on Saturday.


Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

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