YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) – A man who died after falling into a river at Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day has been identified.

Mariposa County coroner’s officials say he was 32-year-old Joshua Brock Conner of Lakeview, Ohio.

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Assistant Mariposa County coroner Andrea Stewart told the Mercury News on Monday that Conner died of head injuries at Emerald Pool.

Officials say Conner apparently slipped down Silver Apron, a large, sloping granite area above Nevada Fall, and suffered a head injury.

Rangers responding to a 911 call arrived on scene in less than an hour and pulled the man from the water.

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Conner’s death was first reported by Outside Magazine.

The park didn’t issue a press release about the death because of the government shutdown, which began more than two weeks ago.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.


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