The 21 year old student, identified as Michelle Casey, was at the scenic viewpoint along with her boyfriend. She tripped and fell over the retaining wall while taking pictures. She fell 100 feet and landed on the branches of a tree, preventing her from falling into the ocean.
It took two hours for a rope team to reach her because of the location. The first responders found her breathing and she was taken to the Emmanuel hospital in Portland. But she had sustained severe injuries from the fall and died at the hospital.
Since she was an organ donor she was able to save two other lives after her death.