Fatal Rockslide in Major National Park—What You Need to Know
On rare occasions, Yosemite's unpredictable cliffs can create dangerous conditions for park visitors.
At least one person is dead and another injured after a deadly rockslide fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in northern California.
The rockslide began near the park's "Waterfall Route" on the East Buttress of El Capitan at around 1:55 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after the rockslide began, the area was surveyed by park helicopters and rescue workers transported the affected park visitors to receive emergency medical care outside the park.
At this time it's unclear if the injured people were climbing the rock face or walking below it. However, in a statement, the National Park Service noted that it's currently climbing season in Yosemite, meaning a number of climbers have been in the area.
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