Vernon man falls to his death

By Neetu Garcha - Global News
May 15, 2016 - 12:47pm

VERNON — A 32-year-old Vernon man, known to free climb, fell to his death and police say his body was discovered by members of the public who were out for an afternoon stroll on Saturday.

Cpl. Spencer Hornoi says the man’s body was found at the base of a steep cliff on Turtle Mountain.

Hornoi says the man was found in a ditch at the base of a short bridge on Grey Canal Trail near Turtle Mountain Boulevard.

RCMP were called about the deceased man’s body being found around 4:20 p.m. but Hornoi says police don’t know what time the man would have fallen or how long he was in the ditch for.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is kind of a regular thing for him, he would use that as exercise and go down that cliff and hill,” says Hornoi.

The man’s identity has not been released. The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating.

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