Man dies in Al­bion Falls plunge

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A man is dead af­ter a fall Satur­day af­ter­noon in a rugged area at Al­bion Falls.

The vic­tim, aged about 55, fell into the ravine at the falls, lo­cated near Moun­tain Brow Boule­vard and Limeridge Road East on the Moun­tain.

The in­ci­dent took place around 3:45 p.m. and when emer­gency per­son­nel re­sponded, it was a con­firmed fatal­ity.

“It came in as a rope res­cue,” said fire in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer Bob Simp­son.

Six fire trucks re­sponded to the scene but were quickly called off.

“Very early on it be­came a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” Simp­son said.

Two fire trucks stayed be­hind to help.

A po­lice spokesper­son said the vic­tim fell about seven or eight me­tres “into a very rugged, rocky area.”

No foul play is sus­pected, po­lice said, “and there’s no sign this was a sui­cide.”

“We don’t be­lieve it was the re­sult of any crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity,” po­lice added.

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