Over the weekend, a Los Angeles-area man died in what appears to have been a hiking mishap.
According to NBC News, 25-year-old Henry Minh Hoang was trekking along the coast in the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Reserve when the event took place.
Police think he had ventured past a security fence into dangerous territory when he tripped and fell about 20 feet.
He was close to “the punch bowl,” where tourists can see the Pacific Ocean’s waves crashing against the coastline’s rocks.
Authorities think Hoang lost consciousness before being swept into the water.
He was found dead on Sunday afternoon.
Hoang had been going from West Covina, California, his hometown, around 19 miles from Los Angeles.
Numerous travel guides have promoted the view from the coast, but the Oregon State Parks website makes it abundantly clear that visitors should stay away from the shaky bluffs.
According to the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Reserve website, the cliff edge beyond the fence “may and will” collapse suddenly.