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Two weekend deaths in Yosemite

June 4, 2013

Aleh Kalman, 19, of Sacramento, died this past weekend after being swept off Nevada Falls (above). Photo courtesy National Park Service

JUNE 3, 2013 – Yosemite National Park officials are advising visitors to exercise extreme caution when exploring the valley’s natural beauty in the wake of two deaths over this past weekend.
According to the National Park Service, Felix Joseph Kiernan, 28, of London, England and Aleh Kalman, 19, of Sacramento, died this past weekend after the former was hit by a falling rock while climbing, and the latter was swept over one of the park’s tallest and most popular waterfalls.
In a press release issued this week, the National Park Service said Kiernan was climbing the east buttress of El Capitan Sunday, June 2 when he was struck by a falling rock.
(Read more in the Thursday, June 6, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)

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