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2 Dead After Apparent Fall From Taft Point in Yosemite National Park

Taft Point features a lookout spot that offers visitors expansive views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls

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    2 Dead After Apparent Fall at Yosemite National Park

    Two people have died after apparently falling from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, park officials stated Thursday.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018)

    Two people have died after apparently falling from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, park officials stated Thursday.

    The bodies of the male and female park visitors were being recovered by park rangers Thursday morning.

    The deaths are under investigation, according to park officials.

    Authorities have yet to determine the identities of the park visitors, park officials stated.

    Taft Point features a lookout spot from the edge of a cliff that offers visitors expansive views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls.

    Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman says railings only exist at some parts of the overlook. Visitors can walk to the cliff's edge, where there is no railing.

    Gediman says more than 10 people have died this year in Yosemite, some from natural causes and others from falls.

    Last month, an Israeli teenager visiting the park fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of 600-foot-tall Nevada Fall. The death of 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter was considered an accident, the Mariposa County coroner's office said.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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