The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) received a call shortly after 7:30 p.m. February 9, 2020 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 were expected to return by 5:30 p.m.
Given the weather conditions and challenging terrain, the HRPS 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.
At approximately 11:06 p.m., the bodies of a male adult and female child were located by our officers within the Conservation Area. Milton Fire is assisting with the recovery efforts.
Next of kin has been notified, and the investigation is ongoing at this time. Police have issued an appeal for information:
Public appeal for information related to the tragedy at Rattlesnake Point Conservation last night. Info? Contact 905-825-4776. ^sr pic.twitter.com/iYv7rgVTse
— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) February 10, 2020