Indiana man fell to his death while making TikTok video on Puerto Rico cliff, family says

An Indiana man who was recording a TikTok video died when he fell off a coastal cliff in Puerto Rico, his family and officials said.

Edgar Garay, 27, was seen stumbling toward the edge of a 70-foot cliff late Sunday afternoon in Cabo Rojo, Coast Guard officials said.

He was on a day trip to the southwestern coast of the island, according to the Coast Guard.

Garay was with a cousin, who had warned him to stay away from the cliff’s edge, Edgar’s brother Carlos Garay told NBC affiliate 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.

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.

“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.

Edgar Garay sustained major head injuries in the fall, his brother told WTHR, adding that Edgar was called often called Chuwey.

He was full of life and “a bit of a daredevil,” and he loved posting to his TikTok account, his brother said.

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