Briar Cliff student dies in hiking accident

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PONCA, Ark. (KCAU) – A Briar Cliff University student has died tragically after falling off a ridge while hiking in Northern Arkansas.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Andrea Norton.

Norton played on BCU’s women’s volleyball team and was a senior this year.

According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas, she was with other students on top of Hawksbill Crag Saturday morning when the accident happened.

Witnesses say she was in the process of repositioning herself for a photo when she fell.

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