21-year-old woman dies in tragic cliff accident in San Pedro

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A 21-year-old Nevada woman fell to her death after trying to get a better view of the ocean in San Pedro Friday afternoon. (KABC)

A 21-year-old woman fell to her death after trying to get a better view while looking out at the ocean on a cliff in San Pedro Friday afternoon.

It happened around 2:13 p.m. in the 500 block of W. Paseo del Mar. Firefighters headed down the cliff to remove her body.

Authorities said the woman had just relocated to the Los Angeles area from Nevada. She and two friends were looking out at the ocean when she climbed over a 3-foot wall to get a closer look and plummeted about 100-feet down the cliff, police said.

The county coroner's office identified her as Lorena Barrera, 21, of Sparks, Nevada.

Los Angeles police described the incident as "completely accidental."

Authorities said the woman tripped over her flip-flops while trying to take a photo. Her two friends tried to save her, but were unable to. They quickly ran to a nearby Metro bus and asked for the driver to call 911.

He told Eyewitness News the women blamed themselves for not being able to save her. It is unclear if the group saw signs warning them to stay away from the cliff.
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