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Man falls to his death after walking off cliff while using his cellphone

By Mason White 6:59 PM December 27, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A young man was pronounced dead after falling off a cliff while being distracted by his cellphone, police in California said.

The San Diego Police Department said that the 30-year-old man, who was not identified, fell off the cliff and plunged 60 feet to his death on Friday.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded around 5:00 p.m., in the 900 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.

Witnesses reported seeing the man distracted by an electronic device as he fell over the edge.

One man told investigators that the man was not looking where he was walking as he was looking down on the device in his hands.

Lifeguards who responded to the scene, found the man’s phone. People in the area ran to help the man after he fell off the cliff, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.