ECOLA STATE PARK, Ore. – A Kodak moment almost turned into tragedy recently at a popular Oregon coast viewpoint when a small child nearly tumbled over a towering cliff as she posed for a family photo.
The whole incident was captured on video.
The Pitton family and some cousins were enjoying beautiful summer weather at the popular Ecola State Park overlook along Highway 101 several months ago when they asked several small children to stand against a fence for a photo.
Among them was 3-year-old Alaina Pitton, a spunky little blond girl who took up the position between two other girls.
In the background, the blue Pacific Ocean stretched away to the horizon. But just a few feet behind the fence where the girls were standing was a sheer 150-foot drop down to the rocky shoreline.
As the video camera records the happy scene, little Alaina steps backwards against the fence to po