Hiker Robert Bell fell 100m to his death at Morialta Conservation Park, Adelaide

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Heartbroken woman whose husband plunged 100 meters to his death from a remote cliff path, pays tribute as she raises their two children alone

  • Robert Bell, 48, fell while walking in Morialta Conservation Park on Saturday
  • He is believed to have had a medical episode and fell 100 meters to his death
  • Family and friends have shared heartfelt tributes to the father of two
  • His wife Rebecca said she had a ‘big hole in my heart’

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Robert Bell, 48, was walking along the First Falls hiking trail in Morialta Conservation Park on Saturday morning when he fell

Robert Bell, 48, was walking along the First Falls hiking trail in Morialta Conservation Park on Saturday morning when he fell

Tributes have been pouring in for a beloved father who fell 100 meters to his death while walking on a secluded cliff path.

Robert Bell, 48, was walking along the First Falls walkway in Morialta Conservation Park, northeast Adelaide, when he was said to have had a medical episode around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The father of two died on the spot.

Loved ones shared heartfelt tributes to Mr Bell with his shattered wife Rebecca who took to Facebook to pay tribute.

“It is heartbreaking to post that the love of my life lost his life today (Saturday),” she wrote.

‘Thank you to all his friends and our family who have been there for the girl[s] and me today. He left a huge hole in my heart. RIP my love.’

Mr Bell was a lifelong member of the Ingle Farm Soccer Club and had been part of the club for 30 years.

Affectionately known to club members as ‘Belly’ and ‘The Bellmiester’, the 48-year-old was a player, former secretary, referee and club sponsor.

Tributes are pouring in for the father of two who unfortunately passed away on Saturday

Tributes are pouring in for the father of two who unfortunately passed away on Saturday

Tributes are pouring in for the father of two who unfortunately passed away on Saturday

Mr Bell was a lifelong member of the Ingle Farm Soccer Club, which has been part of the club for 30 years

Mr Bell was a lifelong member of the Ingle Farm Soccer Club, which has been part of the club for 30 years

Mr Bell was a lifelong member of the Ingle Farm Soccer Club, which has been part of the club for 30 years

“He was an all-round club man,” the football club wrote on Facebook, with players wearing black armbands in honor of Mr Bell during last Sunday’s games.

“He is loved by all of us and will be missed even more.”

A friend, Jason Walker, said the world had lost “one of its great people.”

“Robert Bell was one of those larger-than-life characters whose mouth was the size of his heart,” he said.

Taken from us way, way too soon, he leaves a legacy like all greats do.

“You’re one of the first people I talk to when I finally get to you on the other side. Take good care of my mate and rest in peace.’

It is believed that Mr. Bell had a medical episode during the walk

It is believed that Mr. Bell had a medical episode during the walk

It is believed that Mr. Bell had a medical episode during the walk

Obviously, Mr. Bell was not a frequent walker, but tried to do it to get fit.

South Australian Deputy Prime Minister Susan Close said on Monday that a security investigation into the park would be conducted.

“SAPOL is leading the way in terms of what really happened for Mr. Bell and that tragedy…but we will also be doing our own investigation into the condition of the track, the signage and any other factors that come up,” she told ABC Radio.

“There are areas that are steep, there are areas that are slippery and areas without guardrails and it’s not some kind of guided experience the whole way where you’re never in danger of looking over a cliff, it’s part of the experience.”

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

The Ingle Farm Soccer Club shared a tribute to Mr Bell who had been with the club for 30 years

The Ingle Farm Soccer Club shared a tribute to Mr Bell who had been with the club for 30 years

The Ingle Farm Soccer Club shared a tribute to Mr Bell who had been with the club for 30 years

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