Man, 72, dies after falling from cliff while hiking Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

A 72-year-old Vernon man is dead following a fatal fall while hiking Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park on Saturday morning.

Vernon RCMP said the man sustained fatal injuries after falling from a cliff and then landing in the water. The incident happened at approximately 10 a.m.


READ MORE:
Injured hiker airlifted in serious condition from Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Police added nearby witnesses tried helping the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is a tragic incident for all those involved, including the citizens on the water who came to the aid of the man, via boat. However were unable to resuscitate him,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Kelly Brett.

WATCH BELOW (Aired June 4, 2019): 75 year-old rescued hiker okay after basket spins uncontrollably at end of helicopter winch

“There are parts of the trail system in the park that can lead to some steep embankments and cliff edges. Therefore, we want to remind hikers and visitors to the park, to be cautions when hiking in the area.”

WATCH BELOW (Aired June 7, 2019): Dramatic rescue as four hikers pulled off Mount Rainier

The death is being investigated by Vernon RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

You May Also Like

Top Stories