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Young Escondido woman dies from injuries sustained in fall

Makayla “Kayla” Castro, 18, an Es­condido woman who sustained injuries from a fall of over 60 feet from Cam­elback Mountain near Phoenix on April 20, died on Sunday.

Miss Castro’s mother, Allison Castro posted the news of her death on a blog that the family had used to raise money to help pay for the victim’s medical care after she fell during a rock-climbing trip.

EscoGelato in Escondido held a fund­raiser for Miss Castro over the weekend and the family raised $30,000 on a Go­FundMe account.

Witnesses saw her fall, and called the ambulance, which took her to a Phoenix hospital.

Mrs. Castro wrote, “She fought so hard, but her injuries were just too much for her to overcome.”

The victim was a 2015 San Pasqual High School graduate. She was a fresh­man attending classes at Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix.

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