Hiker falls 100 metres to his death on South Australian walking track

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A man has died after tragically falling down a cliff on a popular walking track in South Australia over the weekend.

SA Police and emergency services were called to the First Falls Walking Track in the Morialta Conservation Park on Saturday morning after reports the hiker had fallen 100 metres.

Sadly, the 48-year-old Houghton man died at the scene, police said in a statement Saturday afternoon.

A helicopter war required to retrieve the man's body from the park. Source: 7News
A helicopter war required to retrieve the man's body from the park. Source: 7News

It's believed the man had a medical episode before the tragic accident, a police spokesperson said.

Hikers nearby overheard a triple-0 call saying someone had fallen 100m, the Adelaide Advertiser reported.

"The tracks are slippery," a fellow hiker who was nearby when the accident occurred told the paper.

"My wife slid twice this morning."

The identity of the man has not been disclosed. Source: Twitter/Kate Lambe
The identity of the man has not been disclosed. Source: Twitter/Kate Lambe

The SA Ambulance Service sent in a helicopter to winch the man out of the park.

The walking track was closed to the public on Saturday while emergency services were at the scene.

Police will be preparing a report for the Coroner.

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