Georgia woman dies a day before her birthday after falling from Maine cliff walk

Romona Gowens would have been 55 on Tuesday.

A Georgia woman died Monday after a fence she was leaning against on a Maine cliff walk broke, causing her to fall 30 feet.

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Scarborough police said in a news release that they were contacted about the woman’s fall at 10:24 a.m.

They said the woman, who was later identified as 54-year-old Romona Gowens, of Calhoun, Georgia, was unable to call for help after the fall, but a local fisherman and her sister called 911.

Gowens was in critical condition when they found her, police said, and it took a long time for first responders to extricate her. She was then taken to Maine Medical Center.


The Portland Press Herald reports that police said Gowens died Monday, a day before her 55th birthday.

Police said the incident is still under investigation, but that they’ve found no suspicious evidence.


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