A Georgia woman died Monday afternoon in Scarborough after falling from a 30-foot cliff, according to local police.

Romona Gowens, 54, was leaning against a fence on a cliff walk when the fence broke, Scarborough police said in a written statement.

Emergency responders from the Scarborough Fire Department, EMS and Portland Fire Heavy Rescue 1 found her with critical injuries around 10:30 a.m., after receiving calls from Gowens’ sister and a local fisherman.

It took them a while to reach Gowens before taking her to Maine Medical Center in Portland, police said, where she died – just one day before her 55th birthday.

Police are still investigating, but said Monday they didn’t note any suspicious circumstances.

Gowens was from Calhoun, Georgia.


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