Milton’s first responders are asking the public to be more aware of their surroundings when hiking through the Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area after a woman fell over a cliff and died Sunday night.
“We frequent the area regularly,” says Milton Fire Chief Dave Pratt. “The majority of the calls we attend to are for twisted ankles, someone lost, but two to three times a year, we have an incident like this where someone needs help over a cliff.”
At around 9:30 p.m., Milton’s Fire Services responded to a call for a rope rescue after two people fell over a cliff at the conservatory.
The area is frequented by hikers, bikers and rock climbers.
According to Pratt, it took emergency crews about an hour to make contact with a male and female, who were 70 feet below, near Appleby Line.
“At that time, a female patient was pronounced (dead), so it became a body recovery instead of a rope rescue,” said Pratt.
By midnight, police had recovered the body of a 23-year-old woman and rescued a man who was with her.
According to Pratt, police are still investigating how the woman fell over the cliff
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