Woman rescued from bottom of 70 foot cliff at Milton’s Rattlesnake Point
Published August 5, 2022 at 7:13 pm
A woman has been rescued from a 70 foot cliff at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area in Milton following an hours-long Milton Fire operation.
The woman was belaying the cliff with several other climbers when a rock fell from the cliffside and struck her while she stood at the bottom. Reports indicate that the rock injured the woman’s arm, ribs and head.
It took two hours for first responders to get the woman out from the cliff bottom as the area is a remote part of the Conservation area. It is approximately a kilometre down a dirt path from nearest road.
Halton Police, Halton Paramedics and Milton fire all responded to the call but struggled to locate the woman. They eventually found her though the what3words app. This program assigns three words to grid locations on a map, with an accuracy of three metres.
When they found the woman, Halton Fire began a rope rescue operation bringing her 70 feet up the cliffside in a basket. She was taken to an ambulance on an ATV, before the ambulance took her to hospital.
Her injuries are serious, but not life-threatening according to police.
Climbing accident made for a challenging rope rescue at RattleSnake Point. Special thank you @HRPSMiltHH @HaltonMedics207 and to the many firefighter/rope rescue technicians that worked at the scene. pic.twitter.com/8RrloEQlUW
— Milton Fire Department (@MiltonFireON) August 5, 2022
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