sheriffBy Allison Jarrell

An 82-year-old man has died after jumping off a cliff behind his residence on Friday morning, according to Lt. Lane Lagaret of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Lagaret said police responded to the 26000 block of Via La Mirada at 10:50 a.m. Friday morning. Due to the terrain, OCSD had to use a helicopter to extricate the man’s body. Lagaret said the man was pronounced deceased by the Orange County Fire Authority.

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Kristina Pritchett contributed to this report.

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