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Man dies after cliff jump at falls outside Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

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 says the death of 29-year-old Richard M. Baker is being called a drowning.

Witnesses reported seeing Baker hit his head while jumping off a cliff into the water Sunday.

Bystanders pulled the man 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.

Sheriff's officials say Baker was pronounced dead after paramedics arrived.

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