LOS ANGELES: Not less than three folks died when a part of a cliff collapsed onto beachgoers on the California coast on Friday, authorities mentioned.
The incident happened close to a staircase resulting in Grandview Surf Seashore, north of San Diego.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Division mentioned one individual was killed and the Metropolis of Encinitas later tweeted that two of three individuals who had been taken to hospital had additionally died.
“Beachgoers ought to proceed to make use of warning when visiting seaside areas,” the Metropolis of Encinitas cautioned within the tweet.
Not less than two folks needed to be rescued from the particles after being trapped, mentioned Lieutenant Ted Greenawald of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.
Encinitas lifeguard captain Larry Giles informed native reporters that rescuers had been working with canines to seek for different potential victims.
The seaside the place the incident happened is situated alongside sandstone cliffs which have quickly eroded over time.
In 2000, a landslide within the space killed a lady who was on a seaside watching her husband surf.
Town of Encinitas has positioned warning indicators alongside a number of areas.
“Due to frequent bluff failures, an excessive amount of consideration has been given to making sure the security of those that go to our seashores,” in keeping with town’s web site.
Guests ought to “keep away from standing or sitting straight beneath unstable bluffs, since they could collapse.”