2 Killed In Yosemite National Park In California: On Tuesday, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to CNN that a rockfall had claimed the lives of two persons at Yosemite National Park in Northern California.
Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristie Mitchell confirmed that the department handles two coroner cases related to the event. There was nothing else to go on. On Tuesday, the national park reported that rocks had closed El Portal Road for more than four hours. No reports of injuries or fatalities were included.
CNN has contacted Yosemite National Park for a statement. The National Park Service describes rockfalls as a geological process “including the separation and fast downward movement of rock.”
Many rockfalls occur annually in Yosemite Valley because of the valley’s “steep, glacier-carved cliffs,” the government writes. Two persons were killed on Tuesday when a rockslide occurred near the park’s entrance in California’s Yosemite National Park.
KFSN-TV reported on Thursday that the rockslide happened on El Portal Road at around 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday, as reported by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Following the collapse, officials at Yosemite National Park announced on social media that El Portal Road would be closed. The road is now accessible again.
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