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Section of Sunset Cliffs cordoned off after collapse

Posted at 11:27 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 02:27:52-04

SUNSET CLIFFS, Calif., (KGTV) - There are mounting concerns about the stability of the some of the bluffs at Sunset Cliffs.

The City of San Diego was tipped off about the cliff collapse near Hill Street last week.

City crews surveyed the collapse then cordoned it off with yellow caution tape to discourage people from getting to close to the section in question.

The city says the collapses are likely from rain.

“There is a big crack there right up against the edge where it looks like that’s the next piece that’s going to fall,” said photographer Jim Grant, “it’s a good thing that somebody came in and put some protection up.”

Grant spends nearly everyday photographing the cliffs and says he has seen his fair share of people getting too close.

“They don’t realize that one slip and when you fall 60 or 70 feet, it leaves a permanent mark that’s for sure,” added Grant.

Officials urge people to avoid the section that has collapsed and to always use caution when traversing through Sunset Cliffs.

The city says it will have its engineers evaluate the section after this weekend’s weather before determining what steps to take next.