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Investigation underway after body discovered in Hillcrest

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A 45-year-old man who had been released from a nearby hospital hours earlier was found fatally injured from an apparent fall Thursday alongside state Route 163 in Hillcrest, authorities reported.

The man, still wearing a hospital gown and medical bracelet, was discovered unconscious and bleeding from the head off the 6000 block of Sixth Avenue shortly after 5:30 a.m. He died at the scene a short time later, despite life-saving attempts on the part of a passer-by and paramedics, according to San Diego police Sgt. Robert Hawkins.

The case was being investigated as a death due to an apparently accidental fall, the sergeant said.

The man, believed to possibly be a transient, had been discharged from a hospital in the area on Wednesday evening, police said.

His name was withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

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