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Man dies after falling from cliff in Pismo Beach

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Firefighters worked to access a person who went over the side of a cliff at the Shore Cliff Hotel in Pismo Beach.
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PISMO BEACH, Calif. - A man died Monday afternoon after going over the side of a cliff in Pismo Beach at the Shore Cliff Hotel.

CAL FIRE received the call around 2:26 p.m. from a guest at the hotel who saw the man over the side of a fence.

Firefighters estimate the man fell about 80 to 100 feet down. He was determined to be in his 30s.

Upon accessing him at the bottom of the cliff near the water's edge, firefighters found that the man was not breathing on his own. They then began CPR.

Unfortunately, after performing CPR the man was ultimately pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Pismo Beach police responded and investigated how the man may have fallen over the cliff. The SLO County Sheriff's Office and SLO City Fire also responded.

By 4:17 p.m., the man's body was successfully brought to the top of the cliff with the help of an H-70 CHP helicopter. Firefighters remained on scene to pack up their gear.

Police later determined this death was a suicide after viewing surveillance footage from the Ventana Grill nearby.

If you are concerned about someone who may be suicidal please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Article Topic Follows: San Luis Obispo County

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