Vacationing teen falls to death near Muir Beach

A 17-year-old boy from Pennsylvania fell to his death Monday while hiking near Muir Beach with his family, the National Park Service said.
The teen, who was on vacation with his parents and several siblings, fell at about 1 p.m. from the Coastal Trail about three quarters of a mile south of Muir Beach, said Alexandra Picavet, a spokeswoman for the park service.

“The estimate was that he fell 400 to 500 feet,” she said.

The boy’s mother called for help from her cell phone as the father scrambled down the cliff to help. Muir Beach volunteers firefighters arrived and tried to resuscitate the boy until firefighters from Stinson Beach could evacuate him in a rescue boat.

The boat landed at Muir Beach, and the teen was pronounced dead. The coroner’s office was investigating.

The boy’s name was not released. The teen and his family were on vacation from West Chester, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia.

The teen fell about two miles up the coast from the site of another fatal fall on July 10. Bernin Alarcon Figueroa, a 45-year-old San Pablo man, fell about 30 to 40 feet from a cliff above Rodeo Beach, the coroner’s office said.


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