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American TikToker dies after stumbling off 70ft coastal cliff in Puerto Rico while shooting videos

By James Callery For Mailonline,


An American TikToker died after stumbling off a 70ft coastal cliff in Puerto Rico while shooting videos to upload to his account.

Indiana man Edgar Garay's submerged body was located on Monday by Puerto Rico Emergency Bureau divers after he fell off the steep coastal cliff near a lighthouse in Cabo Rojo the previous day, the US Coast Guard said.

The 27-year-old was on a day trip to the southwestern coast and was last seen alive around 5:37 p.m. near the cliff edge, the US Coast Guard said.

The TikToker's brother Carlos Garay told WTHR that he was on the cliff with his cousin who repeatedly told him not to get too close to the edge while filming.

'My brother has a TikTok account that he loved to upload videos to,' Carlos reportedly said.

'Unfortunately, that was what he was trying to do when he was closer to the edge than he should have been.'

Several searches took place on Sunday night into Monday before the body was discovered, the Coast Guard said.

Jayhawk helicopters, a fast response cutter patrol boat and a HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircraft were used.

Carlos told the news station that Edgar was found in an underwater cave with huge head injuries from the accident.

The US Coast Guard received a call at 6:50 p.m. on Sunday from a 911 emergency operator who reported the incident, according to US Coast Guard News.

A witness at the scene later relayed to watch standers that they saw Edgar stumble towards the cliff edge, it 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,' said Coast Guard Capt. José E. Díaz in a statement.

'We appreciate the efforts of all the Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police and partner agency emergency responders, especially the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Bureau dive unit that was able to locate Mr. Garay's body in such a highly inaccessible and challenging environment,' Díaz added.

Earlier this month, TikTok star Waffler69 died from a suspected heart attack aged 33.

The social media star, real name Taylor, boasted 1.7million followers on the platform, where he posted clips of himself trying bizarre foods.

His brother Clayton said he began experiencing discomfort and called his mother, before ringing for an ambulance to take him to hospital from his Louisiana home. Taylor passed away while receiving treatment at the hospital.

Clayton said Taylor's dad and grandfather both suffered from genetic heart problems.

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