Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
I KNEW something like this was bound to happen. I've been there, on both sides, and in a way, it's worse than that - I saw how many places it would be very easy for a dumb teen - never mind anyone smaller - to sneak between the steel rails of the fence, upstream.
This boy didn't "sneak." He was "... sitting on the railing so his
mother could take a picture on Sunday." Since he was ten, I presume he
was old enough to say, "Mom, maybe this isn't a great idea." Of course,
the article also mentions a Japanese tourist who fell from a pillar
while trying for a better view.
Perhaps what is needed is not solid sneak-proof fencing, but idiot-proof
vista points for those seeking to memorialize themselves and their
friends and family.