14-year-old dies after being pinned under log while snapping pictures with friends

14-year-old Aurora Sheffel was killed after a 30-foot log rolled on top of her as she had fun with friends at an Oregon beach.

She was snapping pictures with her friends at the beach in Bandon, when a wave overtook the group and the log she was standing on moved and fell over her.

 Bystanders rushed to assist her and after several attempts, they removed her from beneath the log and rushed her to the hospital where she later died. 

Aurora was a straight-A student, a varsity cheerleader at her high school as well as a great big sister to her five siblings, according to her family. They disputed the reports that she was taking a selfie prior to her death.

Photos of Aurora’s final moments were taken by one of her friends and shared it with her family and in the photo, it can be seen that the wave was coming. Her family said they found solace in knowing she was having fun with friends just before she died. They paid tribute to the deceased and said she was a fun-loving girl.

“She was so kind and so generous and she would always have a smile for you,” Aurora’s dad, Chris Hendricks, said. “She was light and she was warm. Our biggest thing too for the littlest ones is to make sure that they never forget her.”

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