Saturday, 21 April, 2018

Dead, 1 Injured After Rock Slide on Yosemite's El Capitan

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park Calif. is seen Thursday Oct. 21 2004 AP El Capitan in Yosemite National Park Calif. is seen Thursday Oct. 21 2004
Nicole Thomas | 29 September, 2017, 01:20

It happened just after 2 p.m. on the East Buttress of El Capitan, Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said.

Officials did not confirm the size of the rockfall, but images from other climbers have posted images from hundreds of feet up the sheer face of El Capitan, showing billowing white smoke below.

Park rangers were working to get one injured person to medical care.

The El Capitan, made of granite, is one of most famous places in world for climbing rock with a height of about 219 meters.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released.

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Yosemite National Park Rangers and Yosemite Search and Rescue crews responded and remain at the scene assessing the situation.

Zabrok said there were five rockfalls, and one person - he wasn't sure if it was a first responder or another climber - rushed into the main falldown and "that guy totally risked his life" responding to the tragedy. In more than a century of record-keeping, rockfalls at Yosemite National Park have resulted in at least 17 fatalities, 85 injuries and damage to buildings, roads and trails, according to news and park reports.

The incident was reported on El Capitan, a granite monolith that rises straight up about 3,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada of California. "It was witnessed by a lot of people".

In a statement, the park said the rockslide occurred in an area popular with climbers.

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