Indian man, woman killed in fall from Yosemite park overlook

Indian man, woman killed in fall from Yosemite park overlook
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, a couple is married atop Taft Point in California's Yosemite National Park. Park rangers recovered the bodies of two people who fell from the popular Yosemite overlook after working to reach them for hours, a park official said Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Park spokeswoman Jamie Richards said rangers recovered the bodies of a male and a female on Thursday after working all day to get to them in the "challenging area." Richards said she did not know if rangers had to rappel down or hike up the area in Taft Point where a tourist spotted them on Wednesday, Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)

SAN FRANCISCO  Yosemite National Park officials say two people who fell to their deaths from a popular overlook were a man and a woman from India who were living and working in the United States.

Officials said Monday that they were 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath and 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy. It’s not clear what their relationship was.

Park rangers recovered their bodies Thursday from about 800 feet (245 metres) below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite ledge that doesn’t have a railing.

Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards didn’t respond to phone or email messages requesting further details. She said in a statement that park officials were investigating the deaths and that could take several days.