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Teen who fell to death near Grand Junction ID'd

Associated Press Updated: May 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm

GRAND JUNCTION — Authorities have released the name of a 16-year-old boy who fell 100 feet to his death at the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.

The Mesa County Coroner's Office says Marcos Alejandro Camacho Guillen, of Grand Junction, died of blunt force injuries to his chest and abdomen after he fell Tuesday. His death has been ruled an accident.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1kAbpkT ) the boy fell over the edge near the viewing area of Independence Monument, a prominent tower of rock that rises from the floor of the red rock canyon. He was with friends and family when he fell.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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