Monday, December 28, 2015

Man fell to his death from cliff while distracted by electronic device

A man who went to Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California, on Friday night to watch the sunset and became distracted while using an electronic device fell over the cliff edge plummeting 60 feet to his death, officials said.

San Diego Lifeguards said the victim was identified as a man in his 30s. Witnesses said he was looking down at an electronic device, either a phone or a camera, when he fell.

After the victim fell, witnesses said three people climbed down the cliff to help him. They unsuccessfully performed CPR on the fallen man at the bottom of the cliff. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

"Just like driving and using your cell phone, you don't want to be walking and using you cell phone," said San Diego Lifeguard Sgt. Bill Bender following the incident. "You don't want to be distracted by anything when you're in an area where you can be put at risk."

With news video.

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