A man was injured and his dog died Friday morning after falling about 35 feet at a Corona del Mar beach, according to a news release.

A man was injured and his dog died Friday morning after falling about 35 feet at a Corona del Mar beach, according to a news release. (Courtesy Newport Beach Fire Department)

A man was injured Friday morning after falling about 35 feet at a Corona del Mar beach, authorities said.

Newport Beach firefighters responded at 6:50 a.m. to a report that a man and his dog had slipped off the rocks at Pirate's Cove and fell to the beach below.

Rescuers approached the beach via an Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol boat. The victim was then taken in serious condition to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

The man's dog was found dead upon rescuers' arrival.

— Sarah Peters

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