3 family members killed in cliff collapse

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Authorities and relatives say three beachgoers killed when a Southern California sea cliff collapsed on them were members of a family.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner says 35-year-old Anne Clave and her mother, 65-year-old Julie Davis, died at hospitals after the cliff collapse Friday. A family email obtained Saturday by KNSD-TV identified the third victim as Elizabeth Cox, Clave’s aunt.

The email says the victims were part of a family gathering at Grandview Beach celebrating Cox’s surviving breast cancer.

Two other people were hurt when tons of sandstone came tumbling down.

Officials on Saturday reopened much of the beach.

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