Just before noon Sunday, Barbara Bonder arrived on the edge of the Barron Canyon, one of the most breathtaking vistas in Eastern Ontario, its sheer cliffs 100 metres above a winding river in Algonquin Park.
Ms. Bonder, 26, a former national-level competitive swimmer, fell between 100 and 150 metres, landing on the rocky shoreline of the Barron River.
Because of the remoteness of the location and the rugged terrain -- 26 kilometres inside the park -- it would take about six hours before Ms. Bonder arrived at a Pembroke hospital.
Her family is demanding a review of security measures on the trail, which has warning signs but is unfenced.
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