A man and a woman were found dead at the base of a cliff in San Pedro Monday evening, authorities said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the 500 block of West Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro around 5:19 p.m. “where, tragically, two people were found dead near the base of the cliffs,” the LAFD said in a post on Facebook.
Firefighters were forced to use a litter basket on the truck’s aerial ladder in order to bring the victims up from the base of the cliff, the LAFD said. (RELATED: Border Agents Save Illegal Immigrant’s Life After She Fell Off A Cliff)
“It took quite an effort from the Los Angeles Fire Department to extract the bodies and bring them up,” Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Osvaldo Gonzales said, according to CBS 2. “The height of the cliff is approximately 100 feet.”
Firefighters found the two individuals dead in the water at the base of the cliff, according to CBS 2. Police are unsure whether the pair jumped or fell, according to the report.
Tragedy at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro????@LAFD responded to a call of bodies in the water. Upon arrival they found two young adults dead at the bottom of a look out point. It appears they may have fallen from the cliff…unclear how long they’d been here @CBSLA @Patharveynews pic.twitter.com/nwxsbAL4RE
— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) March 2, 2021
“The area is fairly well known for suicides,” Gonzales said, according to the report. “However, we have had accidental slips where people are hiking on the top of the cliff. It’s very unsteady ground, so it is possible it could have been accidental too.”