Big Island man falls 80 feet after climbing down cliff

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A young man died after falling down a cliff on the Big Island.

Emergency crews were called to shoreline access off of Loa Road in Pepeekeo around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say a 23-year-old man had fallen about 80 feet while trying to climb down the cliff onto the rocky beach.

Four of the man’s friends were there and saw him fall.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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