Quileute Nation Welcomes Twilight Fans but Not Cliff Divers
Posted 07.15.09 by reelz
The Quileute Nation in western Washington state has seen an influx of tourists that's grown with The Twilight Saga's popularity. In fact, earlier this year the tribe hired a PR firm.
For the most part, the Quileute are happy to have Team Jacob — and even Team Edward — visitors at La Push. But a visitor this week wore out his welcome with an incident that required a full-scale Coast Guard rescue mission. The 22-year-old from Georgia, seeking the site of Bella's cliff diving, had to be air lifted off a 150-foot perch on Little James Island.
There's no statement from the fan, but the Quileute had this to say:
We understand the eagerness of fans to seek out every detail that is a part of the story, but please remember this is a work of fiction.
Wise words, indeed.