Man Plummets to Death at Convention Center

At thispoint, investigators have not yet determined whether the man accidentally fell or jumped

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    A 22-year-old man plummeted to his death at the San Diego Convention Center early Wednesday morning, officials confirmed.

    According to the San Diego Harbor Police, officers were called to 501 Convention Way in downtown San Diego just after 12:30 a.m. after witnesses reported seeing a man jump or fall from a balcony onto the sidewalk below.

    The man -- now identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office as Irvine resident Matthew Nichols -- did not survive the plunge, officials said.

    A report filed by the ME’s office said paramedics attempted to resuscitate Nichols, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

    At this point, the incident is under investigation and officials have not yet determined whether the man fell from the balcony or jumped. His manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner following an examination.

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