Residents: River Park waters needs more patrolsPosted: Updated:
One year after two teens drowned while playing at a restricted waterfall inside River Park, residents who frequent the park say nothing has been done to make the area safer.
Last July, 17-year-old David Lucciani and 16-year-old Crystal Reyes drowned after officials say they hopped a fence, thinking they could cool off in the Bronx River. A year later, there are still candles and cards near the water in their memory.
Following the incident, the Parks Department posted warning signs around the fence but residents say from time to time, it says people climb the fence to take a dip.
The Parks Department, however, says it has the area blocked off and that it has staff members stationed there every night, as well as enforcement teams who patrol the area throughout the day.
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