A person firefighters were attempting to rescue from a cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday was found dead.
A sheriff's deputy called firefighters asking for help to rescue the person at 5:28 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Melanie Flores said. The person was near 31550 Palos Verdes Drive West, she said.
Firefighters responded but determined the person had died.
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The name of the person was withheld pending notification of next of kin. The victim's age or gender were not released.
The next step will be to recover the body, Flores said. The cause of death will be determined by the coroner's office.