Man falls to his death near Dundas Peak Trail in Hamilton

Hamilton Fire were called out to a house fire on Cannon Street on Thursday night. Don Mitchell / Global News

A 24-year-old man is dead after falling more than 100 feet off a cliff on the Dundas Peak Trail.

Hamilton fire crews were called out for a “rope rescue” in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area just after 11:00 p.m. on Friday night.

A friend of the victim told firefighters they had witnessed the fall and called 911.

“Firefighters entered the trail systems below the peak from several locations and began a search,” Deputy Fire Chief John Verbeek told Global News, “Firefighters discovered the patient after approximately 50 minutes of searching and the patient was pronounced on scene.”

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Hamilton police spokesperson Jackie Penman told Global News the man was found dead in a wooded area.

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“The male was at the location with a friend when he stood up, lost his balance and fell,” said Penman.

The incident has been deemed not suspicious by police and is currently not under investigation.


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