GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The examination of the body related to the climbing incident at Independence Monument has been concluded. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office identified the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death as an accident.

Andrew Whiteside, a 67-year-old male resident of Lutherville Timonium, Maryland was identified as the male involved in the incident that took place on April 30, 2022.