CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — A man who died while climbing the “Hall of Horrors” rock formation in Joshua Tree National Park was identified Friday as a 42-year-old Culver City man.
Mojica Antonio Coronel died about 3:30 p.m. Thursday from his injury, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau.READ MORE: Hollywood Bowl To Give Away Concert Tickets At Its COVID Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic
Coronel collapsed and fell into a crevasse while climbing over boulders, according to the coroner’s preliminary investigation.
Ranger Dave Carney said the visitor injury was reported at 2:50 p.m. Thursday in Hall of Horrors, a popular climbing area between Jumbo Rocks and Ryan campgrounds. Search and rescue workers found Coronel on a ledge 50 feet above the ground.READ MORE: Mountain Lion Cub Found Orphaned Released Back Into Orange County After 4 Months Of Rehabilitation
He did not respond to attempts to resuscitate him.
Coronel’s death is under investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Joshua Tree Park Rangers.MORE NEWS: John McAfee Found Dead In Spanish Prison After Court OKs Extradition
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