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Developing: Body Found at Cliff Near Point Fermin*

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At Point Fermin last year where one person was found dead, another injured | Photo by Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer via Flickr

Update: The death has been ruled a suicide for a woman in her forties.


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One person has been found dead at a cliff near Point Fermin in San Pedro. Specifically, officials have been called to 900 W Paseo del Mar within Angels Gate Park according to Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Brian Humphrey. The LAPD is currently investigating as LAFD helicopters await to possibly airlift the body to the Korean Bell of Friendship where the coroner is waiting. Three likely scenarios will play out of the investigation: the person either fell, jumped or was washed ashore. For the most part, the cliff is fenced and to put oneself in a position of falling, you must go through a physical effort of some sort.

Deaths are not unusual in the Point Fermin cliff area; Humphrey estimates there are about two deaths a year. Most notably in the news was when USC kicker Mario Danelo was found dead at the bottom of the cliff.

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