Authorities said that a Dublin man found in California likely fell to his death.
According to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, the body of Christopher Anthony Mondiek was found by members of the National Park Service and the Santa Barbara and Ventura County Search and Rescue teams Tuesday shortly after 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
Investigators said that Mondiek, 23, likely accidentally fell from a cliff.
Mondiek’s vehicle was found in the Ventura Harbor parking lot, according to the sheriff’s office.
A search helicopter was sent to the island on Monday but was forced back because of a storm. Search crews returned to the island on Tuesday and found Mondiek’s body below a steep cliff, officials said.
Mondiek’s death remained under investigation.
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