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.