A reminder today for thrill-seekers after a man was injured diving from cliffs in Northern Minnesota last week. Jamie McBride with Minnesota State Parks says they do not endorse cliff jumping at any park at any time.

“We’re not managing the specific spaces for something like cliff jumping, you can have a heavy rainfall that can wash a log that’s been submerged for a while right into an area where it floods in a pool where people are jumping and you’d never be able to see it and you’d jump right onto the log.”

McBride says they do evaluate dangerous activities to see if there are ways to reduce risk of harm or injury through the installation of safety equipment or area management, but there are too many volatile factors to ever eliminate the high level of risk involved in cliff jumping.