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