PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials say Oregon State Police are taking the lead on an investigation into the toppling of a popular sandstone rock formation at a state beach.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2cmOKdv ) that authorities are seeking information from the public on how the sandstone pedestal, known as the “Duckbill,” was knocked over at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Cellphone video captured by a Portland man shows a group of visitors pushing the structure until it crumbled to the ground on August 29.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says it’s working with troopers and prosecutors to determine next steps for pursuing the possible violations of park rules and state law.
Parks spokesman Chris Havel says those responsible could face at least $435 in fines over the incident.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com