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Man dies after falling from cliff while posing for photo

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A 43-year-old man died on Sunday after falling about 30 metres into the ocean from a cliff at a park in the US.

A 43-year-old man died on Sunday after falling about 30 metres into the ocean from a cliff at a park in the US.

Just before 2pm, emergency personnel responded to the report of a person who fell from a cliff on the Devil's Cauldron trail at Oswald West State Park.

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An investigation revealed that two people had walked down the Devil's Cauldron trail to take a photograph at a cliff side viewpoint.

OSP said Steven Gastelum, of Seaside, climbed a tree on the cliff's edge to pose for a photograph when a limb broke, causing him to fall into the ocean.

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A US Coast Guard helicopter and Nehalem Bay Fire Department jet skies helped locate Gastelum and bring him to shore.

OSP said Mr Gastelum was taken to Tillamook Regional Medical Centre where he was later pronounced dead.

No further information was released by OSP.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/usa-orgeon-man-dies-falling-from-cliff-while-posing-for-photo/cf837511-fa48-4e91-bd5d-97b117d97eba

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