Released: June 21, 2023 - Wednesday, 08:57 PM

Death Investigation

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 6-21-23, Approximately 6:00 PMPlace of Occurrence: Pirate's CoveVictim Information: Adult MaleSuspect Information: N/AOn 6-21-23, Sheriff's Deputies responded to reports of a man who had fallen off a cliff at Pirate's Cove near Avila Beach.
Deputies, Cal Fire, and Harbor Patrol responded to the incident to begin a rescue operation. When they arrived, the man had no pulse, was not breathing and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to witnesses the man had been sitting on the cliff overlooking the water. When he got up to leave, he lost his footing, slipped backward and fell approximately 200 feet to the cliffs below.
At this time the death appears to be accidental.
Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.