Saturday 15 December 2018

Officials name two climbers who died in Yosemite

It was the second fatal incident in Yosemite National Park in a little over a week.

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (Ben Margot/AP)
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (Ben Margot/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Officials have identified two climbers who died when they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

The climbers were named as 46-year-old Jason Wells of Boulder, Colorado, and 42-year-old Tim Klien of Palmdale, California.

Rangers received multiple 911 calls that two climbers had fallen while climbing the Freeblast Route.

This investigation is ongoing and no further details were immediately available.

It was the second fatal incident in Yosemite National Park in a little over a week.

Last week, a hiker fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions.

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