The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Dec. 6 death of a Camarillo woman at Montaña de Oro State Park after she was seen falling off a steep cliff.
Sheriff’s deputies responded at 4:30 p.m. to Spooner’s Cove in the park for a report of a dead body being found, according to a news release.
“Witnesses had observed a female walking alone on the bluff when the woman fell backwards over a 70-foot cliff onto the beach,” Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said. “Cal Fire and State Park Rangers responded to the area where the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
The cliffs along the park’s Bluff Trail are mostly sheer drop-offs down the beaches below and difficult to access. “Because of the rugged location of where the body was found,” Cipolla said, “a CHP helicopter had to airlift the victim out of the area.”
The woman was identified as Natra Ruth Lucas, 49 of Camarillo. The Coroner’s Office was to perform an autopsy to determine manner and cause of death. No foul play is suspected, Cipolla said.