Yosemite tourist believed dead after being swept over 600-foot waterfall

Posted on June 3, 2013 • Filed under: Tourist Dies, United-States

NBC News reports that a 19-year-old California man is feared dead after he was caught in river currents and swept over a giant waterfall while swimming in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. Aleh Kalman of Sacramento was swimming in the Merced River during a church retreat just before 3 p.m. Saturday when fast-moving waters seized him and drove him downstream over the 600-foot Nevada Fall, park officials said. After a couple days of searching, officials did not dispatch search and rescue teams to find Kalman on Monday morning, according to park ranger Kari Cobb. Read article

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