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A man died Monday after being swept off the rocks at a dangerous cliff jumping area called “End of the World” in Kona at about 11:37 a.m., the Hawaii County Fire Department said.

A bystander said the 36-year-old visitor jumped off the cliff area. The man came to the surface and tried to climb up the rocks when large waves swept him off the rocks twice, the fire department said in a news release.

Fire and rescue personnel along with the Coast Guard searched the area.

Rescue divers retrieved the man’s body from the bottom of the ocean at about 4:20 p.m., when it was airlifted to shore.

“End of the World” is a popular, but dangerous cliff-jumping area prone to high surf, the fire department said.

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