A college student, namely Andrea Norton, 20, fell from about 100 feet and died while hiking on a class trip to the Ozarks in Arkansas, authorities have confirmed.
Andrea Norton, 20, was among the Briar Cliff University students group who are studying environmental science.
According to Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler, they all traveled to Hawksbill Crag in the Ozark National Forest on Sunday, April 1, for a class activity.
Eyewitnesses said Norton repositioned herself to pose for a photo and then fell down, according to CNN affiliate KYTV reports. She lost her footing before falling from apprx. 100 feet height.
More than 60 emergency personnel reportedly responded to the scene.
The student, who was originally from Hot Springs, South Dakota, was a junior at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.
As per the report, the professor who led the student group to the crag has been coming to the Ozarks for more than 20 years.
Norton was a triple major in biology and environmental science. According to her obituary, she had requested the school for an associate degree in global studies
She previously traveled to Costa Rica and California as part of her studies. Her obituary stated that she was planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands next year.
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