A 42-year-old man from Culver City died Thursday in a fall at Joshua Tree National Park.
Antonio Coronel Mojica fell about 2:30 p.m. into a cravesse while climbing boulders in a popular area nicknamed the "Hall of Horrors," according to published reports.
According to mydesert.com:
The National Park Search and Rescue team found Mojica on a ledge 50 feet above the ground. By the time emergency personnel reached him, he did not respond to rescuers’ resuscitation attempts, said Dave Carney, a Joshua Tree National Park ranger.
The rock formation is at 4,200 feet near Ryan Campground.
Carney told City News Service someone reported a visitor injury at 2:50 p.m. According to the coroner, Mojica died at 3:30 p.m.
Mojica's death was being investigated by the Riverside County Sheriff's
Department and Joshua Tree Park Rangers.