Fatal Monument fall update


COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. The latest details have been released on a Grand Valley teen who lost his life Tuesday evening following his tragic fall at the Colorado National Monument.

The Mesa County coroner has released the victim's identity and cause of death after his fall from independence monument view yesterday evening.

What started out as a pleasant family outing with his cousins, turned into a tragic and fatal accident for 16-year-old Marcos Camacho Guillen.

The victim's mother tells us he and his family were enjoying a day at the monument when he fell from a cliff edge near Independence Monument View.

Guillen was found alive on a ledge approximately 100 feet below the lookout point by the Lower Valley Fire Protection and Mesa County Search and Rescue.

Rescuers responded quickly, but his blunt force injuries to his chest and abdomen were so severe that he died was at the scene shortly after.

Those who knew Marcos say he was vibrant young man, full of life and was loved by everyone that knew him.

A fund has been set up in Marcos' name at Vectra Bank to help the family cover funeral expenses.

Services will be held on Monday, May 26th….the service for immediate family will be at 11 A.M. and will open at noon for the public.

Marcos' family says all are welcome to attend to celebrate his life.


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