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


Romona Gowens would have turned 55 on Tuesday.

A Georgia woman died on Monday after a fence she was leaning against on a cliff in Maine broke, knocking her 30 feet.

Scarborough Police said in a news release they were contacted about the woman’s fall at 10.24am.

They said the woman, who was later identified as Romona Gowens, 54, of Calhoun, Georgia, was unable to call for help after the fall, but a local fisherman and her sister called the 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 say Gowens died on Monday, a day before her 55th birthday.

Police said the incident was still under investigation, but found no suspicious evidence.


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