Young couple died in Yosemite fall 'while taking selfie'

Indian couple dies after falling 800 feet in California's Yosemite National Park

So far this year park officials report that more than ten people died in Yosemite from natural causes or falls.

An East Bay man who was recently visiting Yosemite National Park was shocked to discover he might have taken the last known photo of the woman who died with her husband after a horrific fall from the park's popular Taft Point last week.

Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, fell to their deaths on Wednesday from Taft Point, which offers stunning views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan - a scenic area made even more popular after another couple was photographed during an apparent marriage proposal.

The pair, who lived in the United States, were travel enthusiasts and had a blog called Holidays and HappilyEverAfters that chronicled their adventures.

One picture shows them on the edge of a platform in the Grand Canyon. Moorthy wrote. "Is our life just worth one photo?"

Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards said in a statement that park officials were investigating the deaths.

A recent study that examined English newspaper articles worldwide found a rise in selfie deaths, with 259 people dying while attempting to take one between October 2011 and November 2017, according to CNBC. Last month, an Israeli teenager also fell to his death in Yosemite National Park while trying to take a selfie. The college said Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy belonged to the BTech 2006-10 Computer Science and Engineering batch.

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The couple were citizens of India who were living in the USA, according to the Bee.

They had previously been students at the College of Engineering, Chengannur, in India, where they studied engineering. But he said she appeared comfortable.

"I have a fear of heights, and I kind of overcame that for her". The caption of the photo read, "A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs". Rangers recovered their bodies on the steep terrain on Thursday, while visitors had spotted the bodies a day earlier.

IT firm Cisco India said Mr Viswanath was a software engineer at the company's office in San Jose, California. The wind gusts are extremely dangerous☠️ and your adrenaline rage is not worth your life. "I will be also shining my pink light of positivity from time to time, on what can get use close to the ever elusive 'happily-ever-afters, ' or whatever that sh-t means".

The travel advice website MyYosemitePark.com posted a photo of Taft Point to illustrate its "bad selfies" list, warning tourists: "Don't pose on top of a huge granite drop-off".

In an eerie coincidence, a man who had hiked to the same spot with his girlfriend captured pictures of Meenakshi prior to her fall, saying she accidentally appears in the background of two of their selfie photos.

Our hearts go to the friends and family members of this lovely couple.

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