The woman fell 40-50ft down the rock face around 5pm while posing for pictures with her sister whom she was visiting.
Bystanders rushed down the cliffs to help the woman and performed CPR but were unable to save her. Police, firefighters and lifeguards responded to the scene. An investigation is underway with police saying that they do not believe alcohol was involved.
Bachman was a student at the University of Illinois Chicago and was pursuing a Master’s Degree in urban planning. She is originally from Cotati, California.
San Diego Police Lt. Paul Phillips told NBC: “All indications are this was just a terrible, tragic accident.”