The woman who died after falling about 60 feet at Kelso conservation area in Milton on Thursday morning has now been been identified as a Toronto firefighter.
38-year-old Sara Rosen was cycling with a friend in the area when she fell off her bike and fell down the escarpment, with Halton Regional police receiving the call shortly before 10.30.a.m.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
It has since been confirmed that Rosen was a firefighter with Toronto Fire Station 443 in Etobicoke.
A news release issued by the Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Union on Thursday afternoon stated that “it is with profound sadness that we learned of the tragic accident to one of our own Sara,” the statement said. “Sara had 15 years of service with Toronto Fire and was a truly proud member of Local 3888. Sara is a member of our Local 3888 Constitution Committee, a frequent attendee at our Union Meetings and helped with many of our Charity/PR events. Sarah is also City of Toronto Positive Space Ambassador.”
Rosen was recognized by the organisation on Twitter last year after she donated a kidney to her brother in 2004, in an effort to encourage more organ donors to register.
Conservation Halton says summit access is now closed for the day.
— Toronto Firefighters (@TPFFA) May 12, 2016
***With files from Maria Madden