Edgar Garay, 27, an American Tikoker died after he fell from a 70-foot cliff on a day trip to Cabo Rojo, Coast Guard officials said.
He was seen stumbling toward the edge of a 70-foot cliff late Sunday afternoon in Cabo Rojo while shooting videos to upload to his account.
He was reportedly on a day trip to the southwestern coast of the island, and was with a cousin, who had warned him to stay away from the cliff’s edge, Edgar’s brother Carlos Garay told WTHR of Indianapolis.
‘My brother has a TikTok account that he loved to upload videos to,’ he told the station.
‘Unfortunately, that was what he was trying to do when he was closer to the edge than he should have been.’
The cousin walked away from the edge and glanced back but did not see Edgar Garay, Carlos Garay told the station.
He was last seen alive around 5:37 p.m. near the cliff edge.
Coast Guard rescue units searched for the man after a 911 call, and a local emergency dive unit found and retrieved his body Monday afternoon, officials said in a press release.
Jayhawk helicopters, a fast response cutter patrol boat and a HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircraft were used. Edgar Garay sustained major head injuries in the fall.
‘We express our most heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Edgar Garay and pray they find closure and strength during this most difficult time,’ Coast Guard Capt. José E. Díaz said.