05/28/2014 03:05 EDT | Updated 07/28/2014 05:59 EDT

Taylor Rankin Dead: Ontario Tourist Killed In Jamaica, Say Police

Vacation to Jamaica, March 2011
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Police say a Canadian vacationer has died after jumping off seaside cliffs in a western Jamaican beach town and hitting rocks.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force on Wednesday identified the dead tourist as 26-year-old Taylor Rankin. They say he was from Ontario but could not provide his hometown.

Investigators in the tourist town of Negril say Rankine apparently was aiming to land in the sea on Tuesday when he jumped from coastal cliffs. He was among a group of companions.

They believe the Canadian man miscalculated his jump and hit rocks. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Correction: An earlier version of this story reported the name of the deceased as Taylor Rankine. The story has been updated with the correct spelling.

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