Woman pushed off B.C. cliff by group of strangers

Alanna Kelly

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A hiker was pushed off a 12-metre cliff and fell into a lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park on Vancouver Island this weekend.

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A 29-year-old woman was hiking near a cliff face at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when she encountered a group of three women she didn’t know.

As the 29-year-old peered over the cliff, someone pushed her, causing her to plummet 12 metres into the water below.

According to police, the group of women were reportedly drinking alcohol at the time. The Caucasian women were all between 20 and 30 years old and they were wearing bathing suits.

“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.

Police are now asking for witnesses to come forward. They would like to a speak with a man who offered to help the woman after she was pushed.