In what’s being called “an unfortunate accident,” a 70something-year-old man is dead after he apparently fell from a cliff while taking a photo at West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park.
Although no one saw the unidentified man fall from the 30-foot cliff, two hikers found his backpack late Tuesday, prompting a search of the area, says Police Sergeant Greg Trenholm. Searchers eventually found his camera and tripod at the foot of the cliff, Trenholm says. The man’s body was found nearby.
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“He likely lost control of his camera and may have grabbed for it and fell over the side — or got too close to the cliff’s edge,” Trenholm says. An official cause of death is pending a medical examiner’s report, per Trenholm.
Why aren’t there more guard rails at places like this? Have you ever had a brush with danger at a popular tourist attraction?