Indian man, woman killed in fall from Yosemite park overlook

Identities Of Yosemite Visitors Released In Taft Point Fatalities

Identities Of Yosemite Visitors Released In Taft Point Fatalities

A hiker who was one of the last people to see the woman who died alongside her husband at Yosemite National Park said that the woman was sitting alone on Taft Point at dusk on the night she is believed to have died.

Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards didn't respond to phone or email messages requesting further details. "We are still trying to piece it together".

She said Moorthy and Viswanath were both very good students who were fond of travelling and had married at a Hindu temple in Kerala in southern India four years ago.

They prominently documented their experiences throughout the states and several other countries on Instagram ― earning more than 14,000 followers ― as well as in a blog titled "Holidays and HappilyEverAfters". I was not about to get that close to the edge.

The couple also maintained a visually-stunning Instagram account - followed by more than 13,000 people - that tracked their travels around the world.

In that photo Moothy is again at the edge of a cliff, and wrote: 'A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs and skyscrapers, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???

BBC.com reports the latest deaths come just one week after a photo of the Taft Point lookout went viral, when a photographer captured a wedding proposal amidst the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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On the blog, Moorthy, who had pink hair, described herself as "a mermaid-haired wanderess who loves to waltz with words" and Viswanath as "Captain Creative who wows me and everyone with his phantasmagoric photographic skills".

"Each and every single comment and conversation we share with all of you undeniably makes us a helluva happy bunny", she wrote.

The couple fell nearly 245 metres in an area surrounded by steep terrain and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies.

Park Rangers recovered their bodies last Thursday, using technical climbing, rappelling techniques and helicopter support from the California Highway Patrol to reach them.

Vishnu was a software engineer with Cisco. Company officials confirmed his death "with great sadness" to the newspaper in a statement. "As always, we will pull together to extend our support to the employee's family and our fellow colleagues during this hard time".

Park officials, meanwhile, have no plans to install additional railings along the high cliffs above Yosemite Valley.

'I never saw him and she was alone for the whole time I remember, which was a while cause it was the whole time I was there, ' said Laguillo, who spent around an hour in the vicinity of Taft Point.

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