Police locate deceased bodies of missing father and daughter after hike

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On February 9, 2020, just after 7:30 p.m., Halton Regional Police Service received a call regarding a male adult and his four-year-old daughter who had not returned from a hike at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area.

Police say they had both arrived at the Conservation Area between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and were expected to return by 5:30 p.m.

Because of the weather conditions, Halton Police deployed resources including Search Incident Response Team (SIRT), the Mobile Command Unit, frontline officers from all three districts, the K9 Unit and the Tactical Rescue Unit to search Rattlesnake Point and the surrounding area.

At approximately 11:06 p.m. the bodies of a male adult and female child were located by our officers within the Conservation Area. Milton Fire is assisting with the recovery efforts.

Police say their family members have been notified and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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