FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A teenage boy has died of head injuries five days after falling on Yosemite National Park’s most popular hiking trail.
The Stanislaus County coroner says 17-year-old Kao Kue of Fresno died at a Modesto hospital Wednesday night.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Smoke From The 142,940-Acre Fire Is Now Drifting Into The Sacramento Valley
According to park spokeswoman Kari Cobb, the teen was hiking the Mist Trail when he slipped.
The trail runs alongside Vernal Fall, and signs warn hikers that mist from the fall can make the trail slippery.READ MORE: 2 Men Arrested After Catalytic Converter Theft In Yuba City
Cobb declined to discuss details of Kue’s fall because he was a minor.
In May, a Texas man drowned in the Merced River when he slipped from the Mist Trail.
So far, 14 people have died this year inside Yosemite, a modern-day record. Kue is not included in that count because he died outside of the park.MORE NEWS: Remains Of WWII Sailor From Stockton Killed At Pearl Harbor Officially Accounted For, Navy Says
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