Irvine man falls, dies at San Diego Convention Center

SAN DIEGO - A 22-year-old Irvine man jumped or fell to his death from a balcony at the San Diego Convention Center early Wednesday, authorities said.

The man, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was seen shortly after midnight either jumping or falling from the facility at 501 Convention Way onto the ground below, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

Emergency personnel tried to resuscitate the man, but he was declared dead at the scene shortly after 12:30 a.m., the Medical Examiner's Office said.

No events were underway at the time of the death, according to the center's web site. The San Diego Auto Show began there Wednesday.

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