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Woman Dies After Fall at San Pedro's Sunken City

A woman died Thursday after a 70-foot fall onto shoreline rocks in San Pedro at Point Fermin.

The fall was reported just after 4 p.m. in the 4100 block of South Pacific Avenue, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The woman, who is about 50 years old, suffered severe head trauma and was in grave condition when hoisted aboard a helicopter for transport to a hospital, Humphrey said.

Authorities later said she died. 

It was not immediately clear if the woman had intended to harm herself.

In 2016, a woman fell to her death while trying to get a better view at Point Fermin.

In 2007, the body of USC football player Mario Danelo was found dead 120 feet down the rocky cliff.

Tourists still come to the ruins of a stretch of homes that sunk into the ocean decades ago.

Councilman Joe Buscaino reminded visitors that there is absolutely no trespassing to Sunken City because it is too dangerous, and should remain off limits to all. 

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