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Man Dies in Fall from Helicopter

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A 60-year-old man fell or jumped from a helicopter today near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and died at a hospital.

The fall was initially reported by a Huntington Beach police helicopter crew -- which also patrols Newport Beach -- around 1 p.m., according to Jennifer Manzella of the Newport Beach Police Department.

The police helicopter crew spotted the man in the water and directed lifeguards and a Sheriff's Department harbor patrol to the scene, Manzella said. The man was fished from the water and treated by paramedics before being taken to a hospital, where he died, she said.

It was unclear how far the man had fallen, although a witness told the Daily Pilot the helicopter appeared to be about 300 feet above the ocean.  Newport Beach police were investigating the death as a possible suicide.

It was not immediately clear how many other people were in the helicopter, although Manzella said somebody in the aircraft contacted authorities to report that a passenger had fallen from the copter.

The man's name was not immediately released, pending notification of relatives.

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