2 climbers dead after fall from El Capitan in Yosemite

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Officials say two people fell to their death while climbing the Freeblast Route on El Capitan inside Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Officials say two people fell to their death while climbing the Freeblast Route on El Capitan inside Yosemite National Park.

Park rangers say they received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident on Saturday around 8:15 a.m.

Yosemite Park Rangers and Search and Rescue staff responded to El Capitan.

The deceased climbers were later identified as Tim Klein, 42, from Palmdale, and Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colorado.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released on Saturday.

This fall comes after another death inside the park on May 21, when a hiker fell from the Half Dome cables while hiking with another person during a thunderstorm.
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