The Deadly Beauty: Couple Plunges To Their Deaths From Yosemite Cliff Edge Featured In Viral Photo

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A couple died as there was no railing at the cliff edge where the tourists fell to their deaths, and officials are trying to recover their bodies.

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The deadly beauty

Two people have died in an apparent fall from Yosemite National Park’s Taft Point a week after a picture taken of the cliff became a social media sensation, CBS San Francisco Bay Area reports.

The National Park Service said rangers were recovering the bodies of the man and the woman Thursday morning. It released few details of the incident, which remains under investigation.

Last week, freelance photographer Matt Dippel shared on Facebook a picture of a couple in search of two people he inadvertently captured on the cliff. Dippel was waiting to take a picture of his friend when a couple walked out onto the cliff and the man dropped to one knee.

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“Alright Internet I need your help. Help me find these two,” he wrote. “This was taken at Taft Point, in Yosemite National Park on October 6th, 2018. I took this photo and would love for them to find it.”

“It’s a super-popular place in Yosemite. Really popular for engagements, proposals, weddings,” Dippel told CNN. “There were at least three or four different brides and grooms up there doing their post-wedding photos, so it’s definitely not an uncommon thing to see up there.”

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Source: CBS San Francisco

In the photo, it looks like they were really far away, but Dippel said it was only about a two-minute walk.

“I ran over to that point after I took the photo to try to figure out who they were and I asked maybe 20 or 25 people and no one came forward.”

The post has been shared thousands of times and folks have been trying to help Dippel locate the couple.

More than 10 people have died at the park this year, some from falling and others from natural causes, Mr Gediman said.


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