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Hiker Killed In Fall Off Palo Verdes Cliff Has Been Identified, Three Others Also Injured

A lush cliffside in Rancho Verde faces the greenish blue ocean. The cliff is rocky and slopes down to a small strip of sand at the bottom. Waves crash against the coast under a bright, blue clear sky.
A cliffside accident in Palos Verdes resulted in 1 person killed and three people injured. One of the survivors says they all slipped while on a hike Sunday night.
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Authorities have identified a man who died after he and three others fell off a 300-foot cliff in Palos Verdes Estates.

The hiker who died was 25-year-old Jerardo Huitzil, according to Palos Verdes Estates Police Captain Steve Barber.

The incident happened when all four members of the group went on a hike near the cliffs Sunday night, according to KNBC-TV.

After one friend slipped and fell down the cliff, others slipped and fell as they tried to locate her.

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Two women were critically injured and hospitalized. The fourth person suffered minor injuries, but managed to climb back up from the beach below and alert a passing officer.

Police are investigating the falls as an accident.

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