RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) —A 6-year-old South Dakota girl fell to her death from a cliff near Rapid City where officials have pushed back against installing signs and railings, despite at least eight other fatal plunges in recent decades.

Pierre kindergartner Sadie White Twin died Sunday at Falling Rock, a popular scenic area off Highway 44, according to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office.

Officials haven't provided details about the circumstances surrounding the girl's death.

Falling Rock's cliff towers several hundred feet above Rapid Creek, and there have been at least eight prior fatal accidents at the site since 1985, according to the Rapid City Journal’s archives.


 

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl is dead after falling from the top of Falling Rock west of Rapid City.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says the girl's fall from the cliff apparently was an accident. It happened around noon Mountain time Sunday.

Authorities say the body is being held pending further investigation. No other details were immediately released.

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