The body of a 43-year-old man was found on the sand beneath West Cliff Drive near San Jose Avenue on Sunday morning, according to police.
The body was found shortly after 11:30 a.m. when police recieved the call, and onlookers crowded around as police and fire fighters lifted the body up from the beach with a crane.
It is not yet clear how the man died or whether there was another party or parties involved in his death.
An article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel says that police have ruled out death by falling from the cliffs above.
The man's name will be released on Monday afternoon, according to an article in the Mercury News.
THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.