Yosemite Waterfall Incident: Hikers Fall Over Guardrail

By on Jul 22, 2011 in Events, Travel, United States, World Comments
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Three Yosemite National Park tourists were swept away on Tuesday, July, 19, 2011 after falling over Yosemite waterfall, international news reported.

The hikers were named as Ninos Yacoub, 27, of Turlock, California, Ramina Badal, 21, and Hormiz David, 22, both of Modesto, California.

According to reports, the three tourists hiked the popular Mist Trail to the top of Vernal Fall at around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Park’s officials said in a report that there are signs at the head of the trail that warn of danger and fast-moving water and there are some visitors who would really take the risks.

The hikers were warned to get away from the raging waterfall but to no avail, according to a witness in a report.

“They’re taking pictures and being stupid. Ramina Badal, 21, of Manteca fell first. Then a man plunged in after her. They were clinging to each other. I’m watching the two of them being swept away,” Jake Bibee, 28, was quoted saying.

Meanwhile, rescuers have not seen clues or evidence of any of the bodies. It was believed that the three hikers were dead, as reported by several websites.

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