Woman Taking Photo Dies in Plunge From Cliff After Tripping on Flip-Flops
A young woman plunged to her death last week after reportedly tripped over her own flip-flops while trying to take a photo of the Southern California shoreline.
Authorities say Lorena Barrera was in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles Friday when she reportedly climbed a three-foot wall that keeps visitors back from the precipice.
While making her way to the cliffside, authorities believe the 21-year-old tripped over her flip-flops before tumbling 100-feet to her death, KCBS reports.
Barrera's body was discovered at the bottom by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The LAFD told reporters that Barrera's friends made an effort to save her but lost her their grip.
Her family has created a GoFundMe page to pay tribute to a woman they called a "Beloved Daughter, Sister, Auntie and Exceptional Friend."
"She passed over in such an unexpected and horrific way. Lorena was visiting her hometown of LA from Reno Nevada," wrote Luz Dorantes. "She was Life! In that one word the Most Lively Positive vibrant and Shinning Being .Always lend a helping hand and words of encouragement to anyone in need."
Dorantes said she hopes the GoFundMe campaign will help Barrera get the goodbye she and her loved ones deserve.
"Wana [sic] be able to send the Body back to her Loved ones...please help us MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!AND GIVE HER A PROPER GOODBYE!!!"