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Rolling Bay, Bainbridge Island, 1997  
 
Tragedy struck on January 19th, 1997. Within three seconds, 2,000 tons of rock, trees, and soil crushed the Herren home, killing all four family members. Rolling Bay news.
 
Rolling Bay slide.
Rolling Bay, east side of Bainbridge Island
 
Rolling Bay is similar to numerous other beach developments around Puget Sound where homes were constructed at the toe of steep coastal bluffs. Landslides periodically carry these homes onto the beach. Separate landslides also destroyed other homes at Rolling Bay in April, 1996, and in March, 1997.