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Yosemite National Park, California - 25 October 2018
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1. Various mountains, views, tourists around Yosemite National Park
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park Ranger
"What we know at this time is that there's an ongoing investigation. One man and one woman have been found. The bodies are being recovered at this time."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park Ranger
"As the investigation progresses, we will have a better idea of possibly what happened. It's too early to speculate. We don't have any of the circumstances of what may have happened up there."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park Ranger
"From here to the cliffs that surround us, you've got Taft Point, Glacier Point, also the top of Yosemite Falls. They tower about 3,000 feet (1,000 meters) over our heads."
5 SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park Ranger
"We want all visitors who come to Yosemite National Park to come here, have an adventure, experience the wonder and magic of Yosemite National Park, and to go home in the same condition that they arrived here. And any time that does not happen, it's a tragic day."
Officials at Yosemite National Park, California are investigating Friday the deaths of two people who fell from a popular overlook that allows visitors to walk to the cliff's edge, where there is no railing, an official said.
The bodies of a man and a woman were spotted by another tourist Wednesday, park spokesman Scott Gediman said. It's still unclear when the pair fell and from what spot at Taft Point, which is 3,000 feet (900 meters) above the famed Yosemite Valley floor, he said. They have not been identified.
Railings only exist at a small portion of the overlook, which is popular for its breathtaking views of the valley, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan and fissures on the granite rock that plunge to the valley floor.
More than 10 people have died at the park this year, some from natural causes and others from falls, Gediman said.
Last month, an Israeli teenager fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of 600-foot-tall (180-meter-tall) Nevada Fall. The death of 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter was considered an accident, the Mariposa County coroner's office said.
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