Woman, 23, dies after fall from cliff at Rattlesnake Point
A 23-year-old woman who was out for a hike with friends in a park died Sunday night after falling from a cliff.
Halton regional police said the incident took place at Rattlesnake Point in Milton.
One of the woman’s friends called 911 shortly after 9 p.m. after the woman fell more than 20 metres from a trail, police said.
Sgt. Barry Malciw said police officers, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the area to help, but paramedics weren’t able to resuscitate the woman when they found her.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, Malciw said. “At this point we don’t believe this to be suspicious,” Malciw said, adding the police investigation is ongoing.
The area on the Niagara Escarpment is popular with hikers, bikers, rock climbers and campers, and includes more than 13 kilometres of trails.