SANTA CRUZ (CBS / AP) — A 22-year-old man is dead after falling 30-to-40-feet from an oceanside cliff in Santa Cruz, and police have still not determined if the fall was an accident or intentional.
Santa Cruz police say Nick Syed Husain of Fremont was found dead on Monday, his body lying face down on the rocks below a ledge along West Cliff Drive.
Police say two of Husain’s friends were also at the scene, and have been questioned about the fatal fall.
Husain’s body was removed from the rocks by a rescue crew, who rappelled down the cliff to assist him only to find he had been killed by the fall.
Neighbors told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that accidental falls on the slippery rocks in the area are fairly common with tourists.
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