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Witness Recounts Terrifying Tale of Yosemite Tragedy

Three hikers were swept into river one by one before going over falls

(Newser) - Witnesses are starting to paint a picture of exactly what happened at Yosemite's Vernal Fall Tuesday when three people, now presumed dead , were swept over . One hiker first saw a man who had crossed the barricade leaning over the waterfall holding a screaming young girl. "I'm yelling... More »

Hikers Swept Into Yosemite Falls

Rescuers close trail to treacherous spot

(Newser) - Rescuers are continuing to hunt for hikers believed to have been swept into the thundering Vernal waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. Several witnesses called for help after spotting a man and woman climbing over a waterfall safety rail, reports KSEE 24 News . The couple appeared to be encouraging their children... More »

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