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Rockfall kills Briton at Yosemite's El Capitan

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Rockfall kills Briton at Yosemite's El Capitan
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Over a thousand tons of granite have fallen onto a popular hiking trial in California’s Yosemite National Park killing a British man and badly injuring his wife.

The dead man has been identified as 32-year-old adventurer Andrew Foster of Wales. His wife, who has not been named, was airlifted out of the park to a hospital where she was being treated for her injuries.

The towering El Capitan landmark is considered a world-class challenge for climbers.

Roads have been re-routed around the huge granite formation.

Yosemite sees about 80 rock falls a year, but most do not cause injuries or deaths.

The last fatality was in 1999.



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