Tragedy Strikes as Indiana Man Dies While Filming TikTok Video at Puerto Rican Cliff
It’s a tragedy that has shaken the family and friends of 27-year-old Edgar Garay, an Indiana man who died while filming a TikTok video at the edge of a 70-foot cliff in Puerto Rico. On a day trip to the southwestern coast of the island, Garay was with a cousin who warned him to stay away from the cliff’s edge. In a heartbreaking turn of events, the cousin walked away from the edge and glanced back only to find that Garay was no longer there.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a 911 call and began searching for the man. A local emergency dive unit located and retrieved his body Monday afternoon. Sadly, Garay had sustained major head injuries from the fall. His brother Carlos Garay shared with NBC affiliate WTHR that his brother had a passion for life and was often called Chuwey. He loved posting to his TikTok account and was a bit of a daredevil, Carlos Garay said.
Capt. José E. Díaz of the Coast Guard expressed his condolences to the family and loved ones of Edgar Garay in the wake of this tragedy. He expressed that the Coast Guard prays that the family finds closure and strength during this difficult time.
This is a reminder to all of us to be mindful of our surroundings, especially when visiting unfamiliar places. We must also be aware of the risks that come with daring activities, no matter how thrilling they may seem.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Edgar Garay.