Former Photojournalist Found Dead in Riverside

Monday, Sep 16, 2013  |  Updated 7:43 AM PDT
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Former SoCal Photojournalist Found Dead

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A former photojournalist in Riverside fell to his death while trimming a tree at his home, according to a city of Riverside fire battalion chief.

Firefighters were dispatched Saturday to a home in the 4000 block of Beachwood Place where the man -- identified today by the county coroner's office as 46-year-old Gabriel Acosta -- was pronounced dead, Riverside Fire Battalion Chief Scott Blair said.

Acosta was alone when he fell 15 to 20 feet from a ladder, breaking both legs and suffering a head injury, Blair said.

Relatives arrived later at the home, found him and called 911, Blair said.

Acosta ran GLA Photo in Riverside and was a staff photographer for the San Bernardino Sun, according to his website, which said Acosta also was a staff photographer for Riverside Magazine.

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