The man, whose name and age were not immediately released, was found about 12:50 p.m. near the Newport Pier, according to police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella.
"We got a call from a concerned
friend of the man, so officers went out and ended up locating him by the pier," Manzella said. "Unfortunately all signs point to suicide."
The initial call about the incident came into Newport Beach police about 11:21 a.m.
As of 3 p.m., Manzella said police officers were still on scene investigating.
No other information was immediately available.