The bodies of a father and daughter have been recovered after they were reported missing on a hike at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area.
According to Halton Regional Police Service, shortly after 7:30 pm on Sunday, February 9, they received a call regarding a male adult and his 4-year-old daughter who didn’t return from a hike.
The father and daughter reportedly arrived in the Conservation Area between 2:30 pm and 3 pm, and were expected to return by 5:30 pm.
We continue to search the vicinity of Rattlesnake Pt. for a male and his 4 y.o. dtr. We have deployed our Mobile Command Unit and have significant resources in place, including SIRT teams, K9 and TRU who will continue to search thru the nite. No updates to follow at this time.
— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) February 10, 2020
“Given the weather conditions and challenging terrain, the Halton Regional Police Service 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,” police said in a statement.
And at around 11:06 pm, police say the bodies of a male adult and female child were located by officers.
Milton Fire assisted with the recovery efforts.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased,” police said. “This is an unimaginable tragedy, and we grieve with them at this time.”