Woman Falls Off Cliff While Taking Picture Of The Scenic View
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A woman who moved into a new house, in a new town, near a big cliff, has died tragically after she fell off it while trying to take a photo.
Lorena Barrera, 21, who had moved to Los Angeles from Nevada that very day, was found dead on Friday after falling 100 feet onto the rocks that lie at the base of a San Pedro cliff.
The cliff overlooks the ocean and Barrera was with friends at Point Fermin Park, which offers visitors scenic views along the coast from atop.
Police said that she climbed over a three-foot wall in an effort to get a better view of the ocean for a snap.
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But before she could snap a photo, she tripped and fell to her death. Friends said she was wearing flip flops at the time, which could potentially have been a reason for her fall.
"These places are not that stable," Andres Juarez, a local resident, told NBCLA. "You have to be careful wherever you go, especially if you're just trying to get a good view."
Another local resident, Ashley Guerra, said: "You can see that it's a steep ledge. It's unfortunate.
"It happens all the time over here, left and right, a lot of young people.
"You see the railing here - tells you don't go over and try to take pictures. A lot of people take chances - consequences ends up like this."
It all goes to show, watch your step, and warnings are there for a reason.
Words by James Dawson