Two Swept Away On Yosemite Footbridge
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (CBS13) — Two men drowned Wednesday morning after they were swept off a bridge by high water levels, authorities said.
The two men were crossing the Wapama Falls Footbridge near the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir at about 8:30 a.m. when water was flowing over the bridge, and the current pulled both men off the bridge.
Search and rescue crews said the men drowned in the reservoir.
The identities of the men have not been released pending notification of their families.
The footbridge provides a close vantage point to the Wapama Falls, but in years that see a heavy snowpack followed by hot temperatures, fast snow melt can raise water levels until the current actually flows over part of the bridge.