Bluff collapse at Torrey Pines State Beach; still closed

A section of bluff collapsed at Torrey Pines State Beach on Monday, prompting a closure of a stretch of shoreline, but no injuries were reported, authorities reported. The stretch of shoreline is still closed today.

Personnel with the San Diego Lifeguard Service discovered the cliff failure in an area known as Flatrock or Bathtub Rock about 10:30 a.m. Monday, said Steve Malcolm of that city agency.

The collapse sent about 100 tons of earth onto the beach, Malcolm said. Preliminary searches found no signs of possible victims, and no one was immediately reported missing from the area, he said.

Exactly when the precipice gave way was unclear, but it apparently fell sometime this morning, according to Malcolm. Lifeguards cordoned off the area as a precaution against further ground movement.

The landslide occurred near the location of an Aug. 20 cliff failure that killed a 57-year-old Nevada man visiting the beach with his brother and nephew.

Related posts:

  1. Authorities identify man killed in bluff collapse
  2. Body found in car off cliff near Torrey Pines glider port
  3. Explosive washes ashore in Solana Beach
  4. Torrey Pines graffiti crew’s latest target
  5. Alcohol-related crime down over weekend

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