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Hiker dies in fall from Half Dome in Yosemite

A hiker fell from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park Monday at approximately 4:30 p.m. The male hiker was on the Half Dome cables with another hiker during a thunderstorm.

Park Rangers were notified that the hiker had slipped and fallen from the popular hiking route.

Rangers arrived on the scene and provided assistance to the second hiker.

Yosemite National Park Rangers recovered the victim’s body at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday. No further details about the incident were available at press time.

This is the first fatality on the Half Dome cables since 2010 and this is the first visitor fatality in 2018, according to information from Yosemite National Park.

The identity of the deceased hiker will be released pending family notification. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.


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