Tragic death as student plunges 100ft from cliff while posing for Instagram photo

“Andrea was a passionate environmental science major, exemplary student and dedicated athlete.”

Spokesman from Briar Cliff University

“Her smile could light up a room and she brought joy to all around her.”

She was raised in Hot Springs, South Dakota, by parents Mark and Tamara.

Andrea also had a younger brother called Matt.

The incident comes just days after a similar death when journalist student Sydney Paige Monfries, 22, fell from a university bell tower after climbing it to take Instagram photos.

It is believed that the senior, of Portland Oregon, was taking part in a stunt that is a dangerous rite of passage for students set to graduate.

Sydney suffered fatal injuries after slipping on her way up to the top of the Keating Hall clock tower.

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