MONTEREY (CBS SF) — A Union City woman appears to have drowned after sliding down a cliff into the Pacific Ocean near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in the Big Sur area of Monterey County Friday afternoon, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Medina Faraz, 20, was climbing down a cliff around 2:30 p.m. Friday when she slipped into an uncontrolled descent and fell into the ocean.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River: I-880 Shutdown, Flooded Roadways, Damaged Homes, Massive Rockslides In Storm's Wake
Monterey County Search and Rescue responded with California State Parks personnel to recover the body. After that a detective from the Monterey County coroner’s office took over the investigation, according to deputies.READ MORE: Atmospheric River: High Winds Topple Trees, Scaffolding in San Francisco
The preliminary cause of death appears to be drowning, investigators said.MORE NEWS: Atmospheric River: Parts of San Mateo County Pummeled with Heavy Rain, Flooding
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