Two plunge to death in Yosemite.
‘What happened in this particular instance we don’t know yet’
Amale and female visitor to Yosemite National Park were found dead Thursday morning after an apparent fall from Taft Point.
Rangers worked through the day Thursday trying to recover the bodies, which were lying partially down the side of a steep cliff. Officials said they have not yet determined the identities of the couple or how they might have fallen.
“This is an ongoing recovery. It is tragic,” said Jamie Richards, a spokeswoman for Yosemite National Park. “Yosemite is an inherently wild place. Tragic falls do happen sometimes. What happened in this particular instance we don’t know yet.”
Taft Point has been one of Yosemite’s iconic tourist spots for more than 100 years. Located near the end of Glacier Point Road, the overlook has sweeping views to the north of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls and El
The railing is intact. Asked whether the couple may have fallen while taking a photograph or hiking on the edge of the cliffs, or whether they jumped on purpose — Jamie Richards, spokeswoman for Yosemite National Park