Yosemite Park rangers re­cover bod­ies of 2 who fell 800 feet

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - News -

SAN FRAN­CISCO — Yosemite Na­tional Park rangers have re­cov­ered the bod­ies of two peo­ple who fell 800 feet from a pop­u­lar over­look, an of­fi­cial said Fri­day.

Park spokes­woman Jamie Richards said rangers had to rap­pel down and climb the steep ter­rain in Taft Point as they worked for hours to reach the bod­ies of a male and fe­male. A Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol he­li­copter as­sisted them, she said.

Of­fi­cials are in­ves­ti­gat­ing when the pair fell and from which spot at the over­look 3,000 feet above the famed Yosemite Val­ley floor, Richards said. A tourist spot­ted the vic­tims Wed­nes­day.

They have not been iden­ti­fied.

Rail­ings only ex­ist at a small por­tion of Taft Point, which of­fers breath­tak­ing views of the val­ley, Yosemite Falls and tow­er­ing El Cap­i­tan.

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