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The woman who is presumed dead after a portion of the cliff at Fort Funston fell onto her has been identified by family members as Kyra Sunshine Scarlet, an Oakley resident originally from Utah.
The 22-year-old was walking with her dog and a friend at the beach at about 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 when the landslide occurred, trapping both women and the dog beneath a mound of sand and dirt.
The friend and dog were rescued by bystanders and first responders, however, Scarlet was not immediately found. The rescue attempt was halted after three hours of searching, before turning into a recovery effort.
Scarlet’s family released a statement remembering Scarlet and thanking search and rescue groups for their help.
“Kyra Sunshine was a beautiful, sweet, amazing woman,” the family said in their statement. “She died in one of her favorite places after hiking with her sweet dog Iris and her dear friend.
“The family’s faith allows for them to be at peace knowing that Kyra Sunshine is in a better place and that they will be reunited in the future.
“The family would like to thank the many public safety agencies that have worked tirelessly to help find Kyra Sunshine, watch over the site and the kindness they have shown the family.”
SFGATE writer Filipa Ioannou contributed to this report.
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