YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Yosemite National Park has identified the British tourist killed by a massive rock fall.
The park says 32-year-old Andrew Foster of Wales and his wife were hiking at the bottom of El Capitan when a chunk of granite about 12 stories tall broke free and plunged down.READ MORE: Slight Decrease In COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Giving Some Hope Of Surge Plateau
Foster died, and his wife remains hospitalized. The park didn’t release her name.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Boy Wounded In Chesterfield Square Shooting
A second rock fall from El Capitan on Thursday injured one person, who was airlifted to a hospital. There’s no word on the person’s condition.
The collapses come at the peak of climbing season for El Capitan, when people from around the world come to test their skills on its sheer walls. The park says at least 30 climbers were on the formation Wednesday during the deadly rock fall.MORE NEWS: Juzang's 23 Points Helps No. 9 UCLA Fend Off Colorado, 71-65
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