A 69-year old Swiss national died today after he fell at sea while walking on the Wied il-Mielaħ cliffs in Gozo.
The accident occurred at 3.00 this afternoon. The man’s body was brought on shore during an operation with the assistance of members of the Civil Protection.
The Civil Protection members faced a difficult situation to retrieve the man’s body due to the considerable height of the cliffs.
The spot from where the man fell
Duty Magistrate, Dr Joanne Vella Cuschieri, has appointed a number of experts to assist her in the inquiry. Police investigations are ongoing.
This is the second person who died after following from these cliffs this year. A similar fatal accident occurred in 2009 when a female tourist died after she also fell from the cliffs.
Jaqa’ m’għola 4 sulari waqt mixja mal-mara fuq l-irdum tan-Nadur