Body of Kaysville woman caught in California landslide recovered

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UPDATE (3/27/2019) – The body of a woman raised in Kaysville, who was caught under a California landslide has been recovered, according to her family. 

In a statement released by the family, they announced the personnel from the San Francisco Fire Department was able to return to the site of the landslide on March 25 and were able to locate and recover the body of 22-year-old Kyra Sunshine Scarlet. 

“It is with sorrow and joy that we are able to announce that our beloved “mermaid” Kyra Sunshine Scarlet has been recovered,” said the statement. “Just as we were starting to come to grips with the loss of our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend, we got this bittersweet news.  We will continue to rely on our faith to comfort us and recognize this is part of His eternal plan.”

The family said they are grateful to the SFFD as well as the US Park Rangers and Police for their efforts on Kyra’s behalf.

The family has asked for their privacy at this time. 


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (ABC4 News) – A woman raised in Kaysville, Utah was caught under a California landslide last week while walking on the beach.

Kyra Sunshine Scarlet, 22 was walking along the beach at Fort Funston in San Francisco on Friday, February 22nd when a landslide occurred.

Scarlet and the other woman were buried instantly. The other woman was rescued by bystanders and first responders.

Tina L. Mathieu, Executive Director with Weber Dispatch, stated in a press release that Scarlet was buried and has not yet to be located.

Scarlet was born in Florida and raised in Kaysville, UT, however, at the time of the accident she was living in Oakley, California.

Officials say they believe Scarlet has died.

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