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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! It's always sad when someone dies, but when someone with great potential dies, it adds a bit more odiousness to it. The Chicago Tribune reports that 25 year old grad student, Anna Bachman, fell off a cliff in San Diego on Sunday while posing for a photo to be shot by her sister. She lost her footing while on the edge of the cliff and fell 100 to 150 feet onto massive sandstone rocks below. she died at the scene of blunt-force injuries.

"She backed up too far and lost her balance and fell down the cliff," says a police officer. "There were two nurses that hustled down the cliff and began CPR and first aid—as well as a couple of surfers, to my understanding—and they did their best, but it just wasn't meant to be," says the officer. The area, near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, is marked by signs reading "Danger, Unstable Cliffs—Stay Back." Bachman must have ignored the signs or missed it.

Bachman was a Berkeley grad and she was working on a master's degree in urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was visiting her older sister Gail Bachman in San Diego when the incident occurred. The same sister who was supposed to have shot the photo. Anna Bachman would have turned 26 on Thursday.

The view at the edge of a cliff is usually majestic but it's always important that you keep focus. In Anna's case, it was important that she kept her balance. As a matter of fact, it probably would have been more important if she had observed the signs that were warning people to stay back. She may have been alive to celebrate her 26th birthday. RIP to her. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.