One person was killed and three other people were injured after falling off a 300 feet cliff in Palos Verdes Estates, California, fire officials said.

The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Jerardo Huitzil from Los Angeles. Two women suffered critical injuries and were airlifted to the local hospital, authorities said.

The fourth person, Vincent Avila of Los Angeles,  suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized with broken ribs and minor kidney damage.

According to reports, the four friends went hiking on the cliffs Sunday night and were hanging out when one of the friends, a girl, had to go to the bathroom.

It was dark outside and the girl slipped and fell down the cliff onto the rocky beach below, Vincent told his mother, Irma Avila. 

As the three friends were trying to find her off the edge of the cliff, they too slipped and fell down.

Luckily, Vincent managed to climb back up from the beach below and alert a passing officer.

"This is a miracle," his mother, Irma, told KNBC-TV.

Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the scene near Paseo del Mar and Avon Road shortly before 4:45 a.m. on Monday, fire dispatch supervisor Martin Rangel said.

The circumstances of the incident remain unclear.

"There's no indication at this point that this was anything other than an accident," said Capt. Steve Barber of the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department.

In a similar incident, a former Dutch footballer died after he leaped off a 100-feet cliff in an attempt to execute a stunt.

Mourad Lamrabatte was on holiday in Spain with his wife and two children when he tried to perform a tombstoning stunt in which people hurl themselves into water feet-first.

He jumped off a high cliff in Majoraca, but failed to clear the sharp rocks below him. 

His family was watching and filming the stunt from a boat nearby. The man’s wife, who had been recording the stunt could be heard yelling: “Oh my God!”

In a video shared by TMZ, the man could be seen leaping a 100-foot cliff in Spain with his family watching.

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