|Above, Half Dome. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The first visitor fatality in 2018 in Yosemite National Park occurred Monday on Half Dome.
According to the Sierra Sun Times:
May 22, 2018 - A hiker fell from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park yesterday afternoon (Monday May 21, 2018) at approximately 4:30 p.m. The male hiker was on the Half Dome cables hiking with another person during thunder storm activity. Park Rangers were notified that a hiker had slipped and fell off the Half Dome cables. Rangers arrived on the scene and provided assistance to the second hiker.
The hiker did not survive the fall and Yosemite National Park Rangers recovered his body at approximately 1:00 p.m. today. No further details about the incident are available at this time.
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