Woman dies after falling off cliff at Rattlesnake Point in Milton: police

Halton Regional Police are investigating after a woman died falling off a cliff at Rattlesnake Point in Milton. Jeremy Cohn/Global News. Jeremy Cohn/Global News

Halton Regional Police are investigating after a woman fell off a cliff at Rattlesnake Point in Milton Sunday night.

Emergency crews responded to a call around 9:22 p.m. about a person falling off the trail at Rattlesnake Point, located just off Appleby Line.

Police said the 23-year-old woman was with friends when she fell more than 20 metres from the trail.

Sgt. Barry Malciw said the woman was pronounced at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing but police say they do not suspect foul play.

The area is popular with hikers, bikers and rock climbers, and Malciw says this isn’t the first time an accident has happened in the park.

READ MORE: Toronto firefighter killed after falling from cliff in cycling accident

In mid-April, a 41-year-old rock climber had to be airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after he slipped from a cliff face and fell 15 metres to the ground.

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A Toronto firefighter was also killed in a cycling accident on a trail at the nearby Kelso Conservation Area on May 12, 2016, after falling close to 25 metres.

Sara Rosen, 38, was a 15-year veteran with the 443 Toronto Fire Station in Etobicoke.

With files from The Canadian Press and Adam Miller

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