Woman injured after being pushed over 12-metre cliff at Thetis Lake

Police on Vancouver Island are investigating after a 29-year-old woman was allegedly pushed over a 12-metre (40 foot) cliff at Thetis Lake.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the popular park just outside of Victoria.

According to West Shore RCMP, the woman was hiking near the first beach cliff face when she met up with a group of three unknown women who were drinking alcohol.

Police said the victim stopped to look over the cliff when someone pushed her from behind, knocking her into the water below.

“Fortunately the victim was able to swim to shore and later received medical attention for her injuries. Police are seeking witnesses or the person responsible to come forward to speak with investigators,” said Cpl. Chris Dovell  in a media release.

The three women are described as Caucasian and between 20 and 30 years old. Two of the women had brown hair and one was blonde, police said. The trio were wearing bathing suits and sunglasses.

Police said there may be other witnesses who were in the area, including a man who offered help to the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Shore RCMP, or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

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