Woman Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Rails to Trails in Vernon

A woman has died after being found unresponsive on the Rails to Trails in Vernon on Tuesday morning.

Officials said LifeStar responded to 59 Birch Street, which is the address of a firehouse belonging to the Vernon Fire Department.

According to Vernon police, officers found an unresponsive woman in cardiac arrest on the Rails to Trails. The woman was found near Valley Falls Park near steep cliffs, Vernon police said.

Fire officials said she was transported by Vernon EMS and the LifeStar crew in an ambulance to Rockville Hospital where she later died. Police are investigating.

Officials have not released the woman's identity.

NBC Connecticut has crew at the scene. We will provide updates on this story as they come into the newsroom.

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