Professional kayakers cited for going over Cumberland Falls

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say two men have been charged with trespassing after going over Cumberland Falls in kayaks last weekend.

State Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson says a ranger cited Dane Jackson and Nicholas Troutman after they came off the river below the falls, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports (bit.ly/21s9y3B).

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The charge is a misdemeanor. The two weren’t available for comment Monday, but they posted video and comments on their Facebook pages.

Lawson did not have information on where the two were from or their ages.

Both said on Facebook they are champion kayakers.

Lawson said the two went over the falls in separate kayaks about 6 p.m. Saturday.

He says the Parks Department strongly discourages anyone from attempting to go over the falls because of the danger of death or injury.