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Italian man is found dead near overlook at monument

An Italian man was found dead after apparently falling off a rock last week.

Roberto Sala, 27, was reported missing Wednesday after he failed to return to school in Ames, Iowa, said park spokesman Steve Chaney. Sala's car was found at the monument the same day and the National Park Service and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office began a search immediately.Sala's body was found about 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the Owachomo Bridge overlook. Apparently, he'd been climbing a large rock that dislodged and caused him to fall, Chaney said.

This is the third fatality recorded at the park - including two this year - since its establishment in 1908.