Family Hurt In Yosemite Rock Slide
A couple who was hiking with their baby in Yosemite National Park were injured in a rockslide on the John Muir Trail. Park Spokeswoman Deb Schweizer says the couple was hiking around noon when the slide happened.
The man had head injuries and was airlifted to a Modesto hospital. The woman broke her leg and the baby suffered scratches.
Their names were not being released.
Schweizer says baseball-sized rocks and pebbles fell on the foot path. She says one boulder about the size of a minivan fell just above the trail, but did not hit the couple. Park officials have closed the trail until Monday to clear debris. The John Muir Trail is 200 miles long and starts in Yosemite Valley.