Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Two killed in fall from overlook in Yosemite National Park

Two killed in fall from overlook in Yosemite National Park

Park rangers said the victims died Thursday when they fell from Taft Point, a popular destination in the California park, news station KPIX reported.

A Yosemite National Park official says a visitor reported Wednesday that two people had fallen to their deaths from a popular overlook.

"Yosemite National Park Rangers are recovering the bodies this morning", officials said in a statement.

A man and a woman were found dead at Yosemite National Park Thursday below a popular viewpoint that was recently featured in a viral proposal photo.

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Investigators are looking into the death of a couple who plunged off of Yosemite National Park's Taft Point. The incident remains under investigation and no photos have been released.

Taft Point happens to be same spot where photographer Matthew Dippel captured a mystery couple getting engaged (safely) on October 6.

Park spokesperson Jaime Richards said she does not have information about what the two people were doing or whether others were present when they fell. The photo was taken on October 6, though it only gained national attention weeks later when Dippel posted it to Twitter with a plea to help him identify the couple. The point has some railings, but much of it is open, allowing visitors to step right to the edge of the precipitous drop.

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