Vacationing teen dies in fall near Muir Beach

A 17-year-old boy vacationing with his family fell to his death while hiking on the Coastal Trail near the Muir Beach Overlook.

July 19, 2010 6:48:45 PM PDT
A 17-year-old boy fell to his death while hiking with his family along a coastal ridge just south of Marin County's Muir Beach.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet says the Pennsylvania teenager had been on vacation with his family when he died Monday afternoon after a 400 to 500 foot fall.

Picavet says investigators are still looking into the cause of the fall, but no foul play is suspected.

Three of the boy's family members were with him when he fell, and two were in a parking lot at nearby Muir Beach. One of them saw the boy fall and alerted his father.

The family is from West Chester, 25 miles west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.