Man dies after fall from parking structure

A 68-year-old Costa Mesa man died Thursday after apparently jumping from a six-story parking structure near the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

The body of Richard French was found about 11:19 a.m. in some bushes alongside the Park Center Parking Structure, near Town Center and Park Center drives, police and county coroner officials said.

Paramedics performed CPR on French for about 15 minutes after pulling him from the bushes, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Vic Bakkila.

French's car was parked atop the structure.

French's official cause of death is still pending, the coroner's office said.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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