A man appears to have died by suicide near Bluff Park Friday afternoon, police said.

Authorities were dispatched at around 12:14 p.m. to the area of 14th Place and Ocean Boulevard, and when they arrived they found the deceased man and determined he died by suicide, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police and emergency personnel blocked one lane of Ocean Boulevard for several hours they investigated the incident near the 18-story residential building called 1900 Ocean Beach Club. Several onlookers gathered near the scene.

Police also closed the beach access stairs at 14th Place.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office also responded to the scene and is working to notify the next of kin, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.