Briar Cliff University student dies after the fall of an Arkansas cliff

Briar Cliff University student, 20, dies after plunging 100 feet from a cliff on a popular Arkansas hiking trail while posing for a photo

  • Andrea Norton, 20, died on Saturday when she accidentally fell from a rock formation in Ozark-St. Francis National Forest in Arkansas
  • She had repositioned herself for a photo when she was 100 feet deep
  • The rock formation from which she fell, Hawksbill Crag, is considered one of the most photographed hiking areas in Arkansas
  • Norton, an environmental scientist at Briar University in Iowa, was walking with her classmates at that time

Andrea Norton, 20, died on Saturday when she accidentally fell from a rock formation in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest when she tried to reposition herself for the photo

Andrea Norton, 20, died on Saturday when she accidentally fell from a rock formation in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest when she tried to reposition herself for the photo

A 20-year-old Briar Cliff University student died after stumbling 100 feet from a cliff on a popular hiking trail in Arkansas while posing for a photo.

Andrea Norton was fatally injured on Saturday when she accidentally fell from a rock formation in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest when she tried to reposition herself for the photo.

According to police, Norton fell from the Hawksbill Crag, a popular hiking destination and rock formation in the forest near Jasper.

The Crag is generally regarded as one of the most photographed walking areas in Arkansas, according to the authorities.

Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said that Norton had walked with a group of her Iowa college classmates when the accident occurred.

Several people have died in it in recent years, according to the sheriff.

Also known as Whitaker Point, the rocky access gets its name because it looks like a hawk's bill.

Norton was an environmental scientist at Briar University and was a member of the school's volleyball team and symphony orchestra.

According to police, Norton fell from the Hawksbill Crag, a popular hiking destination and rock formation in the forest near Jasper. It is considered to be one of the most photographed walking areas in Arkansas

According to police, Norton fell from the Hawksbill Crag, a popular hiking destination and rock formation in the forest near Jasper. It is considered to be one of the most photographed walking areas in Arkansas

According to police, Norton fell from the Hawksbill Crag, a popular hiking destination and rock formation in the forest near Jasper. It is considered to be one of the most photographed walking areas in Arkansas

Norton was a member of the school's volleyball team and symphony orchestra

Norton was a member of the school's volleyball team and symphony orchestra

Norton was an environmental scientist at Briar University

Norton was an environmental scientist at Briar University

Norton was an environmental scientist at Briar University and was a member of the school's volleyball team and symphony orchestra

& # 39; Andrea was a passionate environmental scientist, exemplary student and dedicated athlete & # 39 ;, the university said in a statement after the news of her death.

& # 39; She lived BCU & # 39; s values ​​in everything she did, from the classroom to the court and everywhere she went.

& # 39; Andrea has had a huge impact on the BCU community and everyone she has met and will be greatly missed. & # 39;

Norton, who grew up in Hot Springs, South Dakota, was the eldest of two children and leaves behind her parents Mark and Tamera and younger brother Matt, according to her necrology.

Her funeral is scheduled on Friday in her hometown of Hot Springs.

Norton, who grew up in Hot Springs, South Dakota, was the eldest of two children

Norton, who grew up in Hot Springs, South Dakota, was the eldest of two children

Norton, who grew up in Hot Springs, South Dakota, was the eldest of two children

Norton was a major in environmental science and in her third year at Briar University in Iowa. The school held a memorial for her on Saturday after the news of her death

Norton was a major in environmental science and in her third year at Briar University in Iowa. The school held a memorial for her on Saturday after the news of her death

Norton was a major in environmental science and in her third year at Briar University in Iowa. The school held a memorial for her on Saturday after the news of her death

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