Video shows group destroying iconic ‘Duckbill’ formation

PACIFIC CITY, Oregon — An iconic sandstone formation along the Oregon Coast at Cape Kiwanda has collapsed, but video posted on social media shows people intentionally destroying it.

The collapse was initially believed to be natural. Oregon State Parks posted about it on Facebook, saying, “The rubble serves as a sobering reminder of the ever present dangers of our fragile coastal rocks and cliffs.”

Video posted by Twitter user David Kalas on Aug. 29 shows a group of people pushing the rock formation until it falls down.

The rock formation, also known as “The Duckbill,” was located beyond the safety fence. However, it was popular with visitors, who often climbed it to take photos.

Users on Instagram took to remembering the sandstone formation by posting photos with the hashtag #ripthatpnwrock.