CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (AP) -- Officials at a North Carolina park are
evaluating barriers and signs along a trail where a 2-year-old
South Carolina boy fell to his death.
Chimney Rock State Park officials say it's up to parents to
decide if a hiking trail is safe for their children. State park
workers mostly give advice and information on potential dangers.
Chimney Rock general manager Mary Jaeger-Gale told the Asheville
Citizen-Times for a story Wednesday that Giovani ChDavez's death was
a devastating accident and a rare occurrence.
The boy had been hiking Saturday with his parents, Bibiana and
Arturo ChDavez, when he broke free and ran under a rail. The family
is from Spartanburg, S.C. and was hiking on the Skyline Trail. Park
maps advise parents not to bring small children on the Skyline
Trail because of the steep cliffs.
Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times,
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