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Yosemite Fatal Fall Victim Identified

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Yosemite, CA — Mariposa County officials have identified the man who tragically died while recreating on Christmas Day in Yosemite National Park.

The Mariposa County Coroner’s Office relays that it was 32-year-old Joshua Brock Conner of Lakeview, Ohio. The Associated Press reports that Conner reportedly died of head injuries after slipping down Silver Apron, which is a sloping granite area above Nevada Fall. The area is located east of Yosemite Valley along the Merced River. Rangers responded to a 911 call regarding the incident and later found him in the water.

  • Yosemite View at 7,200 ft., in thunderstorm, of Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls, June 6, 2015