One person was killed and two others were injured in three separate falls this week at waterfalls in Yosemite National Park.
Lucian Miu, a 21-year-old Romanian tourist, was climbing on wet rocks below Bridalveil Fall on Wednesday when officials said he went past several signs that advised against straying from the designated trail. He reportedly “scrambled up the boulder field” toward the base of the waterfall and slipped off a wet rock, falling 20 feet.
Park officials said that rescue teams were called in and airlifted the man to El Capitan Meadow. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A fall also happened Monday when another hiker slipped and fell after ignoring the posted signs. On Thursday, a third park visitor was injured after slipping off a boulder at the base of Lower Yosemite Fall. The hiker became trapped underwater between several rocks before eventually breaking free.