Married Couple Fell To Their Deaths In Yosemite National Park While Taking A Selfie

By Admin on October 31, 2018
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

These stories are becoming way to common. In fact, a recent study found that since 2011, there have been at least 250 selfie-related deaths. Which is extremely sad, especially because most of them are preventable. Meenakshi Moorthy and her husband Vishnu Viswanath died last week after falling from Taft Point in  Yosemite National Park. According to the LA Times, their bodies were found 800 feet below the point on Thursday.

Apparently the married couple set up a camera, which was found the next morning by fellow hikers who contacted the authorities. Because of this, it is believed the couple fell while taking a selfie. However, Yosemite National Park officials have not confirmed that yet. The couple were self-described travel lovers and daredevils. In fact, the couple wrote the following in an earlier blog:

“A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs and skyscraper, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo??” 

The deaths of Meenakshi and Vishnu would be the second selfie-related death this year at Yosemite. An 18-year-old tourist fell from Nevada Falls a few months ago. At least 10 people have died in the park this year—six from falls.

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