Police have identified the 21-year-old woman who fell off of a cliff while taking a picture

21-Year-Old Taking Photo Dies After Tripping On Flip-Flops and Falling Off Cliff

A 21-year-old woman who was wearing flip-flops has died after tripping over herself and falling off of a cliff as she tried to take a picture with the best view of the ocean.

The woman has been identified as Lorena Barrera.

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According to NBC Los Angeles, Barrera was a newcomer to the area and had been living in Sparks, Nev. She was with friends at the time she climbed over a 3-foot barrier, tripped and fell 100 feet to her death.

There were warning signs posted on the barrier.

Police have determined that the death was "completely accidental," according to ABC7. The two friends Barrera was with at the time ran to a metro stop, waved down a bus driver and asked the driver to call 911.

Los Angeles fire chief Albert Valle said the friends "made an effort [to save Berrera] but they lost her grip and she fell."

Locals said that these cliffs are dangerous and that loss of life there is not uncommon.

"These places are not that stable. You have to be careful wherever you go especially if you're just trying to get a good view," Andres Juarez told NBC Los Angeles.

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"It happens all the time over here, left and right , a lot of young people. You see the railing here — tells you don't go over and try to take pictures. A lot of people take chances — consequences ends up like this," Cecil Reynolds added.

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A GoFundMe campaign has been started for Berrera.

(H/t NYDN)

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In June 2014, 16-year-old Italian Isabella Fracchiolla tried to take a picture of herself during a school trip to Taranto, a coastal city in southern Italy. She plunged 60 feet onto jagged rocks.

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In November 2014, Sylwia Rajchel, a 23-year-old Polish medical student, was on vacation in Seville, Spain, when she tried to take a selfie on the famous Puente de Triana bridge. She lost her balance on the ledge and fell 15 feet. 

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In January 2015, a 21-year-old woman was allegedly on a first date with her long-distance boyfriend when she died taking a photo. A witness said Cheynne Holloway was standing on a large rock on the second highest point of Johannesburg, South Africa, when the boulder gave away and she fell almost fifty feet.

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In May 2015, Eri Yunanto, 21, was on a hike with fellow students when he fell into the crater of the volcano Mount Merapi in Central Java. He lost his footing while taking a photo and his body was found 320 feet below.

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Mohamed Aslam Shahul, a 21-year-old Singaporean man, died on an island off the coast of Bali in May 2015 after losing his balance when he was hit by a wave while taking a selfie. He fell into the sea from a 6-foot-high cliff. He reportedly couldn't swim and drowned.

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A 21-year-old Russian student died trying to take a 'memorable selfie' with friends next to the Moscow International Business Center in July 2015 . Sources conflict on whether the bridge's fence broke while she leaned on it or if she couldn’t hold on to the railing.

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Eyewitnesses say a Japanese tourist was snapping a selfie with friends at the Taj Mahal's Royal Gate in September 2015 when he and a friend fell from the staircase of the monument. One man died while the friend only broke his leg.

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A 28-year-old South Korean tourist trying to take a picture plunged more than than 1,600 feet off of a cliff at the Gocta waterfall in Peru in June 2016. Divers retrieved his body 20 feet under the Amazonian lake.

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On June 29th, 2016, a German tourist named Oliver Park, 51, was visiting Machu Picchu in Peru when he asked someone to take a photo of him mid-leap in an off-limits area. He slipped off a ledge and fell approximately 130 feet.

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