A tragic accident occurred along the Oregon coast over the weekend, resulting in the death of a 25-year-old hiker from California.
Henry Minh Hoang, a resident of West Covina, had been hiking beyond a safety fence in the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, an area known as “the punch bowl,” when he slipped and fell approximately 20 feet to the water’s edge.
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According to a news release by the Oregon State Police, Hoang was knocked unconscious from the fall and was swept into the ocean by the waves.
Despite rescue efforts, Hoang’s body was discovered on the shoreline at the bottom of a nearby cliff late Sunday afternoon, and he was subsequently taken to a local funeral home.
The Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, located near Tillamook, Oregon, is a popular tourist destination and features a sandstone headland renowned for its ocean views.
However, the area’s cliff edges can crumble without warning, and people have died after climbing over the safety fences, warn Oregon State Parks officials on their website.
This unfortunate event serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of adhering to safety regulations and staying within designated areas when exploring natural wonders.
In conclusion, the hiking community mourns the loss of Henry Minh Hoang, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.