A female hiker is recovering — and police are investigating — after the woman was pushed off a 12-metre-tall cliff into the water at lake on Vancouver Island.
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The 29-year-old woman was hiking on Saturday near the first beach cliff face at Thetis Lake Regional Park when she apparently met up with a trio of three unknown women who were drinking alcohol.
The victim was looking over the cliff when she was pushed, which caused her to plummet into the water below.
“Fortunately the victim was able to swim to shore and later received medical attention for her injuries,” said Cpl. Chris Dovell of the West Shore RCMP in a statement sent to media.
Police are now looking for witnesses to come forward.
The women are described as white and 20-30 years old. They were wearing bathing suits and sunglasses at the time. Two women had brown hair, and the third was blond.
There may have been witnesses in the area, including a man who offered to help the victim, says RCMP.