College student dies in cliff fall while positioning herself for a photo

Andrea Norton             
    Briar Cliff University

"Norton was apparently moving from one are of the [Hawksbill] Crag to another when she lost her footing and fell approximately one hundred feet", authorities said in a statement.

EXEMPLARY: A spokesman from Briar Cliff University described her as an exemplary student (Pic: Facebook) "Andrea was a passionate environmental science major, exemplary student and dedicated athlete".

Wheeler said she was trying to re-position herself when she fell off the Hawksbill Crag - a popular hiking destination within the Ozark-St.

Another US student has died posing for a photo.

A U.S. college student studying environmental science fell over 30 metres to her death while hiking on a class trip to the Ozarks, officials said.

Andrea was hiking with her classmates from Briar Cliff University when the accident happened.

Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said the area where Norton died is one of Arkansas' most-photographed hiking areas. He said people die from falling at the spot every couple of years. The school is working out arrangements with Norton's family for a memorial service in the near future, a BCU spokeswoman said Sunday afternoon.

Norton, from Hot Springs, South Dakota, was part of the school's volleyball team.

Briar Cliff University junior Andrea Norton was fatally injured on Saturday when she fell from a rock formation near Jasper.

Andrea interned as a naturalist at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City, researched breast cancer at Sanford Health and planned to study aquatic ecology at Central Michigan University this summer, Tamera said.

"She maintained her fierce love for life, her friends and her family". "Everybody talks about that light" in her whether or not they knew the meaning of her names.

Norton was a member of Briar Cliff's women's volleyball team, wearing number 22.

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