Vernal waterfall

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Young Brothers Swept Away in Yosemite River

Boy, 10, dead; 6-year-old presumed dead

(Newser) - More tragedy in Yosemite : Authorities were searching a stretch of the Merced River for a 6-year-old boy after his older brother died when a current swept them away during a family outing in the national park. The boy is presumed dead. Other hikers pulled the body of his 10-year-old brother... More »

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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