A college student analyzing environmental technological know-how fell about one hundred toes to her death even as trekking on a class trip to the Ozarks, officers said.
Andrea Norton, 20, turned into among a collection of Briar Cliff college students who traveled to Hawksbill Crag in Arkansas’ Ozark national wooded area on Sunday morning as a part of a class pastime, Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler stated.
Witnesses stated she repositioned herself for a photograph and then fell, CNN affiliate KYTV said.
Wheeler said 61 emergency personnel answered to the scene, and that Norton misplaced her footing earlier than she fell about one hundred ft.
Norton become at the beginning from hot Springs, South Dakota, and became a junior at Briar Cliff, that is in Sioux town, Iowa. The professor that led the group of students to the crag has been coming there for extra than 20 years, Wheeler stated.
Norton turned into a triple most important in biology, environmental science and had petitioned the school for an companion diploma in worldwide studies, according to her obituary.
As part of her research, she traveled to Arkansas, Costa Rica and California, and was planning a ride to the Galapagos Islands next 12 months, her obituary said.
“Andrea developed a real love for the planet and committed herself to making a major impact in the upkeep,” the obituary reads. “She in no way misplaced her rambunctious method to attaining her dreams.”
The university provided its condolences and praised Norton as a stellar student in a publish on fb.
“Andrea changed into a passionate environmental technology primary, exemplary student and devoted athlete. She lived BCU’s values in everything she did from the study room to the court and anywhere she went,” the university stated.
Norton became a member of Briar Cliff’s women’s volleyball crew, wearing wide variety 22.
“we are saddened by the sudden passing of our beloved teammate Andrea Norton. #22 at the court docket, #1 in our hearts,” the group said on Twitter.