Hiker dies from fall into Rio Grande Gorge

New Mexico News

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Taos County Sheriff’s Office says a man from Texas died from a fall in the Rio Grande Gorge. Mark Diaz, 65, was hiking along the west rim on Friday with a group when they say he lost his footing and fell 75 feet.


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When first responders arrived, they say the man had died. Recovery efforts were postponed due to bad weather but say his body was recovered on Saturday.

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