Tourist who fell to his death on Colorado National Monument identified


COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. (KKCO) Update: 4:55 p.m. -- The man who died yesterday on the Colorado National Monument has now been identified by the Mesa County Coroner's office as 27 year old Matt Moore of Springfield, Virginia.

According to the Coroner's report, the cause of death is multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death is an accident.

He had crossed the safety railing at Cold Shiver's Point to an unsecure area, where he fell to his death.

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Around 3:30PM on Wednesday, calls came in from tourists at the Colorado National Monument who were unable to locate one of the people they were traveling with.

Monument authorities began searching for the man and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue were called for the search and recovery of the missing person. Around 5PM his body was found near Cold Shivers Point and the scene was cleared by 7:30PM.

This is an on going investigation, but Chief Ranger Mark Davison said they believe it was an accidental fall that happened in an area that did not have a railing or fence.

The man has yet to be identified, but he is not a resident of the area.


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