Duckbill (rock formation)
The rock formation on August 27, 2014
|Location||Tillamook County, Oregon|
|Elevation||39 feet (12 m)|
Duckbill was a sandstone hoodoo rock formation at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, in the U.S. state of Oregon. The formation served as a tourist attraction along the Oregon Coast and was photographed frequently prior to being toppled by vandals on August 29, 2016.
The group that toppled the rock asserted that it was a safety hazard because a friend of theirs had broken a leg on the rock formation. Chris Havel, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department associate director, noted that the formation was fenced-off and signs warned visitors against approaching it: "The fence is very clear, you have to intentionally move the wires aside and crawl through it."
The vandals were not caught.
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- "The destruction of a social media 'rock star'". BBC News. 10 September 2016.
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