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Man dies after falling from cliff in Santa Barbara

Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 05, 2019

A man fell to his death in Santa Barbara over the weekend.

Santa Barbara police say the man was on a cliff near Arroyo Burro Beach when he slipped, struggled and fell Sunday afternoon.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified him as Christopher Charles Petaja, 43, of Bozeman, Montana.

Authorities say the fall is not suspicious and appears to have been accidental.