Man Dies After Jumping Into Rough Waters Near Sunset Cliffs - NBC 7 San Diego

Man Dies After Jumping Into Rough Waters Near Sunset Cliffs

The man, fishing off the reef, decided to cool off by jumping in the water, San Diego Lifeguards said.

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    Two Deaths Off Sunset Cliffs

    Lifeguards say they beefed up staffing in the Sunset Cliffs area even before a string of incidents that left two people dead this month. The latest happened yesterday afternoon. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports. (Published Monday, July 25, 2016)

    A man died Sunday after he jumped into the ocean near San Diego's iconic Sunset Cliffs, San Diego Lifeguards confirmed.

    The incident happened at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Monaco Street. 

    The man, fishing off the reef, decided to cool off by jumping in the water, San Diego Lifeguards said.

    Lt. John Sandmeyer said the man entered the water at a dangerous and unusual place. Witnesses say they saw him struggling almost immediately. 

    Man Dies After Jump From Sunset Cliffs

    [DGO] Man Dies After Jump From Sunset Cliffs
    NBC 7's Chris Chan reports on the death of a man who lifeguards say jumped into the ocean to cool off Sunday.
    (Published Monday, July 25, 2016)

    During the struggle, the victim struck his head against the reef. 

    Two people jumped in and tried to save him, lifeguards said. Another man tried to keep the victim afloat. 

    A bystander stayed with the victim until lifeguards reached him. 

    Officials performed CPR once they pulled him out of the water, but the victim died. 

    "It was fortunate that these bystanders tried to help him...so he had a fighting chance," Sandmeyer said. "Unfortunately he was underwater for too long." 

    The man's identity has not been released.

    Man Dies After Jumping Into Rough Waters Near Sunset Cliffs

    [DGO] Man Dies After Jumping Into Rough Waters Near Sunset Cliffs
    The man who was fishing jumped into the water to cool off, but the current was too strong for him. NBC 7's Liberty Zabala reports.
    (Published Sunday, July 24, 2016)

    No other information was immediately available.

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