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2 Bluff Collapses Reported Over Labor Day Weekend

A section of bluff collapsed at San Elijo State Beach in Cardiff on Sunday, one day after rocks in Torrey Pines gave way prompted a warning for beachgoers. 

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said they were called to the beach near lifeguard tower 19 south of Swami's Beach at about 4:15 p.m. 

On Saturday, large rocks fell from a cliff between tower one and Flat Rock at Torrey Pines State Beach and California State Parks and Recreation issued a warning that the area below was dangerous and unstable after reports of large rocks falling from the cliff.

Beachgoers were warned to always walk at least 25 to 40 away from the bluffs. Visitors should not attempt to walk around or go over the barricades.

Earlier this month, three women from the same family were killed when a cliff collapsed at Grandview Beach in Encinitas.

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A new bluff collapse warning tonight from California State Parks and Recreation’s San Diego Coast District.


At Torrey Pines State Beach, south of flat rock, California State Parks is telling people to not try and walk over or around the barricades.


They say the area is still dangerous and unstable and report large rocks were seen falling from the cliff.


People are being warned to always walk at least 25 to 40 away from the bluffs for their safety.


As the day progresses, an incoming high tide could also limit access.

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