Hiker falls off Cape Split cliff, suffers serious injuries
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 6:54 PM - A 26-year-old female hiker sustained serious injuries after falling off Cape Split in Kings County, Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon.
RCMP responded to a call around 1:45 p.m. local time. RCMP, Canning Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Health Services, ground search and rescue and a Joint Task Force Atlantic cormorant helicopter were all deployed to the scene.
The woman was found conscious and stuck on the side of a cliff. Police say it was difficult to reach her. It is still unclear how far the woman fell.
The popular hiking destination is located on the Bay of Fundy. The steep cliffs are about 90 metres high and strong tides have caused them to erode.
Hikers have fallen down or been stranded before at Cape Split. Two climbers were airlifted to safety in late May after being stuck overnight on a ledge 15 metres above the rocky shore, CBC reports.