Thrill-seeking Indian Couple Reportedly Fell to Their Deaths While Taking Selfie at Yosemite
An Indian couple who died after falling from a Yosemite National Park overlook last week were reportedly trying to take a selfie when they lost their balance.
The pair, identified as 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath and 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy, fell about 800 feet from the popular attraction located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, according to the National Park Service.
Their bodies were recovered by park rangers below Taft Point on Thursday. The overlook, which has a granite ledge that doesn’t have a railing, apparently lets visitors walk on its edge.
According to Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, Moorthy dreamt of becoming a full-time travel blogger, reports the Mercury News.
As the thrill-seeking “Travel Creatives,” the pair showcased images of their travels in their Instagram account called “holidaysandhappilyeverafters.” The pair has visited the beaches of the Maldives and Italy’s Florence Cathedral, among many other exciting destinations. The couple celebrated their anniversaries in style, with a hot-air balloon ride in 2016 and skydiving last year.