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Woman Dies In Fall From Cascadel Falls Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman who died in a fall at Cascadel Falls on Wednesday. In the afternoon hours of Oct. 17, two adult subjects, a male and female, went for a hike in the area of Cascadel Falls. The female subject, later identified as 37-year-old Jamie Eischen of Fresno, ...

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Yosemite Officials Identify Climbers Who Fell From El Capitan

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have identified the two climbers who died in a fall from El Capitan this morning. The two men are Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colo.; and Tim Klien, 42, from Palmdale, Calif. The two were climbing the Freeblast Route on El Capitan. Park Rangers received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident and responded to ...

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Two Climbers Die In Fall From El Capitan In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Two climbers fell to their deaths this morning from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Though details of the incident are slim at this time, park officials say the accident happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. The two were climbing the Freeblast Route on El Capitan. Park Rangers received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident and responded to the ...

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Man Who Died On Half Dome This Week Identified

YOSEMITE – The man who was killed when he fell from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park on May 21 has been identified. Asish Penugonda, 29, who had reportedly been living in New York City, died due to a fall while hiking with friends on Monday. There were thunderstorms in the area at the time of the accident, ...

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Hiker Killed In Fall From Half Dome Cables In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – A hiker suffered fatal injuries in a fall from the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park yesterday. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21, a male hiker was on the cable route with a companion when he slipped and fell to his death. Yosemite National Park Rangers recovered his body at approximately 1 p.m. today. ...

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Mariposa Man Dies After Crashing Into Merced River

MARIPOSA — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 between Yosemite and Mariposa has claimed the life of the driver. At about 7:45 a.m. this morning, a 72-year-old Mariposa man was eastbound on Highway 140 about 2-1/2 miles east of Briceburg Road when he lost traction on the icy road, according to CHP. He then lost control of the Ford F250, ...

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Coarsegold Woman Dies After Head-On Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 near Morava Road has claimed the life of one woman, and injured another. At 3 p.m., reports came in of an accident in front of Mountain Aire on the north end of Coarsegold. According to CHP at scene, a 70-year-old Coarsegold woman was northbound in a Lexus ES330 approaching Morava Road, and ...

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Fatality Confirmed After Rockfall In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — A rockfall of undetermined size occurred in Yosemite National Park just before 2 p.m. this afternoon, according to authorities, and one person was injured while another was confirmed to have died. The rockfall was reported to have happened from El Capitan, a granite monolith above Yosemite Valley. The release point appears to be near the “Waterfall Route,” a ...

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Homeward Bound From Railroad Fire, Battalion Chief Dies In Traffic Accident

SANTA MARIA – Station KEYT is reporting that a Battalion Chief returning home from the Railroad Fire has died following a traffic accident. Oscar Flores says Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Santa Lucia District Battalion Chief Gary Helming was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning, Aug. 31, while returning home from an assignment on the Railroad ...

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