A pair of New York teens were caught red-handed thanks to a video they posted.

The New York State DEC announced two teens were charged for illegal hiking in Upstate New York.

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Forest Rangers recently found a recently recorded video that appeared to show two people "illegally hiking" in the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area.

One Forest Ranger recognized the teens and identified them as an 18-year-old and 19-year-old, both from Tonawanda.

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"The law that states no person shall enter the area within 15 feet of cliff edges; except on trails designated and marked by DEC; when engaged in ice climbing or rappelling by rope; or by authorized permit issued by DEC," the DEC said in press release.


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Both unnamed teens were ticketed both for violating the law, officials say.

"(The) DEC has undertaken a wide-ranging effort to ensure public safety at Zoar, including a new trail that provides visitors with the opportunity to view the cliffs from a safe and responsible distance."

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