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Updated Jul 29, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Man dies after cliff jump at falls outside Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities have identified a man who died after jumping
from a cliff into a pool at Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office said the death of 29-year-old Richard M. Baker
is being called a drowning.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office said witnesses reporting seeing the man hit his head while jumping off a cliff into the water on Sunday.

Bystanders pulled him from the water after he didn’t immediately surface.
However, he was unconscious and not breathing.

The bystanders immediately started life-saving techniques until deputies
arrived a few minutes later. He was pronounced dead after paramedics arrived.


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