Father and daughter found dead after gone missing hiking in Milton – Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on February 9, 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service received a call from a “concerned party” regarding a male adult and his 4-year-old daughter who had not returned from a hike at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area.
The pair had arrived at the Conservation Area between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and they did not return as expected by 5:30 p.m, according to a report from Superintendent, Derek Davis.
At approximately 11:06 p.m., the bodies of a male adult and female child were located by Halton police officers within the Conservation Area and recovered by Milton firefighters.
Next of kin has been notified, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.
Halton Regional Police said that due to the weather conditions and challenging terrain, they deployed “significant resources including Search Incident Response Team (SIRT), the Mobile Command Unit, frontline officers from all three districts, our K9 Unit, our Tactical Rescue Unit to search Rattlesnake Point and the surrounding area.”
“Our thoughts are with the family and the friends of the deceased. This is an unimaginable tragedy, and we grieve with them at this time,” said Halton Regional Police.
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