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Yosemite Officials Investigate After 2 Visitors Die In Fall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Officials at Yosemite National Park are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman who fell from a popular overlook. Park spokesman Scott Gediman says a visitor reported Wednesday that two people had plunged to their deaths at Taft Point, which is at an elevation of 7,500 feet. It’s still unclear when the pair fell and from what spot. They have not been identified. Gediman says railings only exist at some parts of the overlook. Taft Point offers breathtaking views of the valley, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan and has fissures on the granite rock that drop to the valley floor. Visitors can walk to the cliff’s edge, where there is no railing. More than 10 people have died this year in Yosemite, some from natural causes and others from falls.