The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is charging the two teens involved in May's rescue from High Falls State Park with criminal trespass.

The two 17-year-olds were stuck on the falls at the end of last month, requiring a water rescue.

Douglas Ellis and Miranda Scott are both charged with one count of criminal trespass on a state park, according to Mark McKinnon with DNR Law Enforcement public affairs.

The charge could lead to up to a year of jail time and up to $1,000 in fines.

"We are going to continue a very strong presence in High Falls State Park," McKinnin told 13WMAZ over the phone.

He said visitors to the park should observe the signs to stay off the rocks as DNR Law Enforcement will continue to issue citations and charges for any violators.

"It's a no tolerance policy for anyone who wants to get on the rocks at High Falls, we're not going to allow that," McKinnon said.

McKinnon said the case would be handled in Monroe County.