An Iowa college student fell 100 feet to her death Saturday at Hawksbill Crag in Newton County, Arkansas. 

Andrea Norton, 20, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, fell to her death while she was in the area on a class-related trip, Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said Saturday.

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Wheeler said it was reported initially that two people fell, but there was only one.

The sheriff said 61 people responded to the scene — the majority being volunteers, in addition to several agencies.

Hawksbill Crag is a popular tourist attraction in Newton County. This is not the first fatal fall at the area, the sheriff said. 

Because Hawksbill Crag is on U.S. Forest Service wilderness land, Sheriff Wheeler said after a different fatal fall in May 2016 he doubted there would be any effort to install safety fences. 

Wheeler said more information on the fall will be released Sunday.

 

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