Gibraltar Falls… closed for security assessment.

THE Gibraltar Falls precinct will stay closed till additional discover. This follows the demise of a 19-year-old man who reportedly fell to his demise there on Sunday (February 12).

ACT Conservator Flora and Fauna Bren Burkevics mentioned the closure will proceed till a security assessment is accomplished.

“Our ideas and deepest sympathies are with the household and associates of the younger man that died this previous weekend,” Mr Burkevics mentioned.

“I’ve attended Gibraltar Falls with rangers from the ACT Parks and Conservation Service to examine the customer services together with warning indicators, designated strolling tracks, guardrails and viewing platforms and establish alternatives to additional strengthen the protection measures which are already in place.

“The protection assessment is underway and is predicted to take a number of weeks.

“This tragic incident is a tragic and unlucky reminder of the dangers that exist in Canberra’s fantastic outdoor and the necessity for guests to not put themselves in pointless hazard.

“The ACT Parks and Conservation Service advises towards swimming or strolling in non-designated areas inside our parks and reserves. Guests ought to at all times observe signage and recommendation from ACT Parks and Conservation Service employees, and persist with fashioned strolling tracks.”