A 20-year-old undergraduate has reportedly died after plunging from a 100ft cliff while trying to re-position herself for a photo.
Authorities noted that Andrea Norton was hiking with a group of classmates from Sioux City, Iowa before the tragic incident on Saturday.
Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler noted that the student of environmental science at Briar Cliff University, Iowa, was fatally injured after falling off the Hawksbill Crag.
Reacting to her death, a spokesman for the university said: ”Andrea was a passionate environmental science major, exemplary student and dedicated athlete.
”She lived BCU’s values in everything she did from the classroom to the court and everywhere she went.
”Andrea made a tremendous impact on the BCU community and everyone she met and will be greatly missed.”