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Texas man dies in fall at New Mexico state park

Created: 07/09/2014 7:57 AM
By: The Associated Press

DEMING, N.M. (AP) - Authorities in southwestern New Mexico say a 50-year-old Texas man is dead after falling approximately 75 feet from a mountain in Rockhound State Park southeast of Deming.

The Deming Headlight reports relatives of Scott Allen Coleman of Houston had reported him missing Monday night after he went for a walk that afternoon and never returned.

A Deming Police Department report says family friends located Coleman in the park and that Luna County sheriff's deputies then found Coleman was badly injured after falling.

Responders were carrying Coleman down the mountain when he stopped breathing and could not be revived.

Coleman was in Deming to attend a brother's funeral.

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