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Woman falls to her death at Montaña de Oro State Park

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death that took place at Montaña de Oro State Park.

According to the sheriff's office, a sheriff's deputy responded to the park Sunday after park rangers discovered a body in the Spooner's Cove area.

Witnesses at the scene said they saw the woman walking alone on the bluff when she fell backwards over a 70-foot cliff, landing on the beach below.

The woman died at the scene and a California Highway Patrol helicopter was needed to transport her body from the rugged terrain.

The woman's name is being withheld until her loved ones are notified of her death.

The investigation is ongoing but the sheriff's office said foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place which will determine the manner and cause of death.

In July, a woman was seriously injured in a fall at the State Park. She was rescued from an inaccessible area on the beach by a CHP helicopter.

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