Sheriff identifies woman killed falling off 70 foot cliff at Spooner’s Cove

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – A 49-year-old woman died falling from a 70-foot tall cliff near Spooner’s Cove in Montana de Oro State Park on Sunday.  The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body as 49-year-old Natra Ruth Lucas of Camarillo, CA. Witnesses reported seeing Lucas walking alone on the bluff before falling backwards over a 70-foot cliff onto the beach. Cal Fire and State Park Rangers responded to the area where the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. Because of the rugged location of where the body was found, a CHP helicopter had to airlift the victim out of the area.The investigation is ongoing. No foul play is suspected. An autopsy will determine the manner and cause of death.


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