Mark Davis, age 50 of Salt Lake City, suffered major head trauma when he fell while climbing at Rambo Wall. Law enforcement officials said the 20-foot fall was likely the result of equipment or rope failure. They add that Davis was not wearing a protective helmet.
San Juan County Search and Rescue crews were notified of the accident at about 7 p.m. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office dispatched search and rescue crews to the scene, as well as a medical helicopter. However, Davis had passed away from his injuries when the crews arrived.
An investigation is underway to determine how the equipment failed.