YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Officials say two people have been killed after they fell while climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park.
The National Park Service says it happened around 8 a.m. Saturday while the two people were climbing the Freeblast Route.
Park rangers and search and rescue personnel responded to the scene but the climbers didn’t survive the fall.
Late Saturday, officials identified the climbers as 46-year-old Jason Wells of Boulder, Colorado, and 42-year-old Tim Klien of Palmdale, California.
This is the second fatal incident in Yosemite National Park in a little over a week.