Stockton Girl Falls, Dies Hiking – August 18, 1969

Stockton Girl Falls, Dies Hiking

Oakland Tribune

Oakland, California
August 18, 1969

Crater Lake National Park, Ore. (UPI) – A 14-year-old Stockton, girl fell to her death here yesterday while hiking down Cleetwood Cove trail.

She was identified as Tina Bazzett of 1840 Rosecrans St.

Paul Larson, acting superintendent of the park, said the young girl was hiking down the popular trail with a companion when she apparently lost her footing and fell over a bank. Larson said she fell about 100 feet and a doctor at the scene and the Klamath County coroner listed the death as instantaneous. She did not fall in the lake itself.

Miss Bazzett and her companion, Charlotte Miller, also of Stockton, were hiking down from the rim of Crater Lake to the boat launching area to take a boat trip around the lake.

Larson said the trail is a popular one because it leads to the excursion boats and is “fairly well used.”

Miss Bazzett’s mother was visiting friends in Grants Pass at the time of the accident.