Man killed in Yosemite rock fall was British climber

Man killed in Yosemite rock fall was British climberThe man killed on Wednesday when part of the El Capitan granite monolith in California’s Yosemite National Park collapsed onto a hiking trial was a British climber whose wife was badly hurt in the incident, a park spokesman said. The couple was found by a search and rescue team at the base of El Capitan after some 1,300 tons of rock broke off from the monumental granite formation and plunged onto a popular hiking trail, Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said in a written statement on Thursday. “The victims, a couple visiting from Great Britain, were in the park to rock climb but were not climbing at the time of the initial rock fall,” Gediman said.

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