Man who died after falling from Pirate's Cove cliff identified as Santa Maria teen

Authorities have released the name of the man who died after falling from a cliff at Pirate's Cove near Avila Beach on Friday afternoon.

Jose Rodriguez Gallardo, 18, of Santa Maria died after falling shortly after 2 p.m., the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said. Witnesses said they saw Gallardo walking along the cliff moments before he fell. The fall appears to have been an accident according to the initial investigation, the Sheriff's Office said.