Ithaca police warn of natural areas danger

By Erika Mahoney

February 22, 2014 Updated Feb 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM EST

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Ithaca police ask people to err on the side of caution while enjoying the area's outdoors.

Just before 4 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Ithaca Falls to help someone who fell in the water.

As they were on their way, another call came in reporting two more people had fallen into the water.

All of the victims were able to get out on their own.

Still, the warm weather has added to the dangers of water.

Ice that appears to be thick is often very dangerous. Plus, melting snow has caused water levels to rise and move faster.

Ithaca police also advise anyone who sees someone in danger to call 911.

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