1 dead, 1 badly injured in California bluff collapse

Mar 23, 2015 5:03 PM by News Staff

PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) - A woman who died after a bluff collapsed at a popular Northern California hiking trail has been identified.

KNTV reports Monday that Marin County Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd identified the hiker as 58-year-old Nancy Blum.

The woman's hiking partner remains hospitalized Monday after suffering critical injuries during the rockslide Saturday evening.

The two were standing on the Arch Rock lookout point at Point Reyes National Seashore when the bluff gave way. The pair fell about 70 feet and were covered with rocks and debris.

Arch Rock had a deep fissure in it, prompting the National Park Service to issue warnings to hikers not to walk out to the bluff over the weekend.

But Blum and her partner went out to the Bear Valley Trail and walked along the Arch Rock overlook.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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