Friday, September 29, 2017

[californiadisasters] Injurious Rock Avalanche Strikes Yosemite For 2nd Day

The Latest: Yosemite IDs British man killed by rock fall

Updated 12:02 am, Friday, September 29, 2017

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a second rock fall in Yosemite one day after a deadly slide (all times local):

7:40 p.m.

Yosemite National Park has identified the British tourist killed by a massive rock fall.

The park says 32-year-old Andrew Foster of Wales and his wife were hiking at the bottom of El Capitan when a chunk of granite about 12 stories tall broke free and plunged down.

Foster died, and his wife remains hospitalized. The park didn't release her name.

A second rock fall from El Capitan on Thursday injured one person, who was airlifted to a hospital. There's no word on the person's condition.

The collapses come at the peak of climbing season for El Capitan, when people from around the world come to test their skills on its sheer walls. The park says at least 30 climbers were on the formation Wednesday during the deadly rock fall



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