A Search and Rescue dog searches for a missing woman after a cliff collapsed at Fort Funston on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A Search and Rescue dog searches for a missing woman after a cliff collapsed at Fort Funston on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Family confirms body found at Fort Funston is that of woman buried in landslide

Discovery more than a month after disappearance is ‘bittersweet news’

The body of a woman who died when a landslide occurred at a beach at San Francisco’s Fort Funston last month has been recovered, the woman’s family confirmed Tuesday.

On Monday, Golden Gate National Recreation Area officials said authorities located a woman’s body at the beach.

Although the city’s medical examiner’s office has not identified the body, she has been tentatively identified as landslide victim Kyra Sunshine Scarlet, according to a GoFundMe account.

“It is with sorrow and joy that we are able to announce that our beloved ‘mermaid’ Kyra Sunshine has been recovered,” a message from Scarlet’s family read on the page.

Her family called the discovery of her body “bittersweet news” and thanked the Fire Department, park rangers and the U.S. Park police for their efforts.

According to the GGNRA, authorities found a woman’s body Monday morning on the beach, about a quarter-mile south of Sloat Boulevard.

The day of the landslide, on Feb. 22, witnesses reported seeing two women and a dog climbing up an 80-foot cliff. As they were halfway up, the cliff began to cave in on top of them.

Bystanders were able to rescue one of the women and the dog, and tried to frantically dig for the other woman but were unsuccessful, fire officials said.

In the weeks after the landslide, search crews used heavy machinery, shovels and search dogs to try to find Scarlet’s body, but stormy weather conditions hampered their efforts.

“The only solace is she was with her friend and dog on a beach with a view of an ocean, which was her happy place,” her family said on the GoFundMe account.

-Daniel Montes, Bay City News

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