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Police dealing with more people cliff jumping at Ore-Be-Gone

Updated: July 06, 2020 05:53 PM

Cliff jumping has been a problem at Lake Ore-Be-Gone for years. But police in Gilbert said this summer, they are seeing an increase in the number of people from out of the area coming up.

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Chief Ty Techar said, "We believe it's social media. People see it on Facebook, and get their friends to join in. We've had people from Duluth, Cloquet, Two Harbors, and even the cities. And it's bigger groups. We're seeing 75-100 people out here at a given time, when it's 80 degrees or warmer."

Cliff jumping is considered criminal trespassing, as you're not supposed to be on that area. Techar said those usually require court appearances. There is also a rise in littering and property crime calls. And it can be dangerous. A man died on his birthday jumping off the cliffs a few years ago.

Techar said you can hang out in the water at the beach.

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