Womn dies, man rescued who fell down cliff at Lands End. Warning signs say "keep out" pic.twitter.com/SVEZnNdhbq— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) October 30, 2014
Randi Salmon, a 26-year-old woman who had recently moved to San Francisco from Seattle, was killed in what appears to be a hiking mishap Thursday near Lands End.
Salmon and her companion, a 27-year-old man, were hiking near El Camino Del Mar and 32nd Avenue when they apparently fell from a cliff at about 12:10 p.m., San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Mindy Talmadge says.
"We had one person that was in serious distress, over the side of the cliff, maybe150, 200 feet down," San Francisco Fire Battalion Chief Zach Pumphrey told KTVU, "and there was also a woman who was down further at the water line."
According to SF Weekly, that woman was Salmon, who had Seattle identification but now lived in SF, a National Parks Police spokesperson said.
Salmon was pronounced dead at the scene, Talmadge says. Once rescued from the cliffside, Salmon's companion appeared to be suffering from minor injuries, but was otherwise unscathed.
Fire Captain and Paramedic Sebastian Wong tells KTVU that the couple had crossed a fence and ignored warning signs to end up in the area where they were found.
"You don't have to enter these hazardous domains to get a better view," Wong said. "All you’re risking is your life and possibly the lives of other people."