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.READ MORE: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
Search and rescue crews said the men drowned in the reservoir.READ MORE: Kids 12-15 In California Can Sign Up For COVID-19 Vaccination Starting Thursday Morning
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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.