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Man plunges to death from Half Dome

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

imageAnother horrifying death at Yosemite. This time it’s an unidentified man who plunged from the sheer face of Half Dome. Park officials say the death likely occurred about 6:30 last night. The Sacramento Bee reports that rangers recovered the body this afternoon after a helicopter pilot spotted it at the base of the monolith. It’s fatality No. 15 inside the park this year.

[+] It was just 15 days ago that Haley LaFlamme, 26, of San Ramon plunged to her death while descending Half Dome.

[+] The latest victim has been identified as 23-year-old Ryan Leeder of Los Gatos. 
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