Second Man Dies in Yosemite

 Yosemite National Park has suffered its second fatality in recent days.
Rangers say the body of 23-year-old Christopher Hale of Gainesville, Fla., was found by officials on Monday, two days after a San Ramon, man died on Half Dome.

Hale had been missing since Sunday morning, and rangers said he appeared to have fallen from a cliff above Mirror Lake in the eastern portion of Yosemite Valley.

Hale was training with the park's concessionaire, DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite Inc., and was scheduled to start work later this summer. His exact cause of death is under investigation.

On Saturday, 40-year-old Manoj Kumar fell to his death while climbing off Half Dome.

Kumar was on the top when a hail storm hit.  He decided to climb down during the storm and apparently slipped.

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