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Couple die in Yosemite National Park while apparently taking selfie


LOS ANGELES - An Indian couple who fell to their deaths in California's Yosemite National Park were apparently taking a selfie, according to a family member and media reports.

Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, died last week after falling from Taft Point - a popular overlook at the park that does not have a railing - and their bodies were recovered by park rangers last Thursday.

Viswanath's brother told local media in India that he believes the couple were taking a selfie when the tragedy happened.

The last image of Moorthy before she died is thought to have been a selfie taken by another couple, where she can be seen in the background.

The pair, who lived in the United States, were travel enthusiasts and had a blog called "Holidays and Happily Ever Afters" that chronicled their adventures. "Is our life worth just one photo?" she wrote.

 

The last image of Moorthy before she died is thought to have been a selfie taken by another couple, where she can be seen in the background.

The authorities said park officials were investigating the deaths and the probe could take several days.

The couple fell almost 245m in an area surrounded by steep terrain, and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies.​​​​​​​

The authorities said park officials were investigating the deaths and the probe could take several days.

The couple fell almost 245m in an area surrounded by steep terrain, and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies. 

 

 

Published : October 31, 2018

By : AFP