Monument official: Visitor dies after Cold Shivers fall

Officials were working yesterday afternoon and last night to retrieve the body of a person who accidentally fell off Cold Shiver’s Point at Colorado National Monument, according to park superintendent, Lisa Eckert.

Eckert said the person was a visitor from outside of the area, but she didn’t know the person’s identity.

Family members are being notified of the death, she said.

“This was a sad accident,” Eckert said.

Eckert said Mesa County’s Search and Rescue team helped retrieve the body from the canyon. Deputies also offered counseling help to National Park employees in dealing with the tragedy.

Eckert reminded visitors to be safe on overlooks by staying behind railings, keeping dogs on leashes and holding hands of young children.


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