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19-Jun-2020

Another accident at Eugenia Falls despite park closure


Eugenia Falls Conservation Area entrance with ambulance

On Friday, June 19, just two days following closure of the park due to a similar incident, an unidentified man has fallen from the cliffs at Eugenia Falls Conservation Area.

Ornge helicopter in the air 

"At 12:42 pm, OPP were dispatched to the area to tend to one male injured from a fall," said Grey Bruce OPP Sgt. Nigel Heels who was interviewed at the scene shortly thereafter. "A friend of the injured man scaled down the cliff and is with him now. The friend is uninjured" he added. According to Sgt. Heels, the two men were situated approximately 100 feet from the top of the cliff. Early indications are that the man has suffered a serious injury.

Ornge helicopter on the ground 

Grey Highlands Fire and Ambulance vehicles and responders were also on scene as well as members of the Town of Blue Mountains Fire and Rescue Services (TBMFRS), who are skilled in cliff rescues. While paramedics were already making their way down to the bottom of the gorge to tend to the victim, TBMFRS were assessing the situation and the need to rappel down to meet the injured man themselves. An Ornge Helicopter touched down in the Eugenia Community Park to provide more assistance.

It is not known why the two men were trespassing in the park which was closed earlier this week by Grey Sauble Conservation Authority following the fall of a child who fell from a height of approximately 15 feet on Tuesday, June 16. Residents who live near the park have noted several other visitors to the park this week despite being closed to the public.

The extent of the man's injuries are not known at this time. A more comprehensive report from OPP is forthcoming.

 


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Updated March 12, 2020.

Your comments

Glenn Weatherall commented on 19-Jun-2020 02:53 PM
Four of them got out of the white car parked at Eugenia emporium
Susan commented on 21-Jun-2020 10:11 AM
I hope those involved pay the costs for the rescue!





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