Identity Released Of Teen Killed In Fatal Fall At Colorado National Monument

Credit: KKCO

Authorities have released the identity of a teen who died after a 100-foot fall May 20 at the Colorado National Monument outside Grand Junction.

Officials say 16-year-old Marcos Alejandro Camacho Guillen had climbed over a railing at a viewing area and was making his way to another spot when he tumbled off the cliff. He landed on a shelf 300 feet above the canyon floor.

The Mesa County Search and Rescue team says that the teen was still alive when they got to him, about 80 minutes after the fall, but he died while still at the scene.

The county coroner's office released the cause of death as blunt force injuries to the teen's chest and abdomen. His death has been ruled an accident.

Marcos is remembered by his family as a vibrant kid full of life, according to sister station KKCO. His family says everyone loved him.

Funeral services for Marcos will be held Monday.