Man, Woman Fall to Their Deaths From Yosemite Cliff

Taft Point is a popular spot for marriage proposals
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2018 5:12 PM CDT
Updated Oct 25, 2018 5:32 PM CDT
In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo a wedding couple are seen being photographed at Taft Point in California's Yosemite National Park.   (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers,File)

(Newser) – A man and a woman are dead after falling from a popular overlook at California's Yosemite National Park. At Taft Point, 3,000 feet above the valley floor, visitors can walk right up to the cliff edge, and there is no railing, the AP reports. The spot is popular for marriage proposals thanks to its dramatic views, and CBS News reports that just last week, a photo of a couple getting engaged there went viral after a photographer inadvertently captured the moment and then tried to figure out who the couple was. Thursday's incident remains under investigation, and park rangers are attempting to recover the bodies. (A teen recently fell to his death off a Yosemite cliff while attempting to take a selfie.)

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