2nd rockfall in 2 days occurs at Yosemite National Park, injuring 1

A rockfall on of the park's popular climbing routes killed one person Wednesday.

ByABC News
September 29, 2017, 3:57 AM

— -- A second rockfall in just two days has occurred at Yosemite National Park, injuring one person.

The rockfall happened one day after the first killed one parkgoer and injured another Wednesday. The victim of Wednesday's rockfall was identified as 32-year-old Andrew Foster of Wales. His wife was injured in the fall.

A spokesperson for the park confirmed to ABC News that a significant rockfall from El Capitan, an iconic rock formation above Yosemite Valley, on Thursday.

No fatalities are known at this time, the spokesperson said.

Wednesday's rockfall also occurred on a popular climbing route on El Capitan. The release point appeared to be near the Waterfall Route on the East Buttress of the summit, according to a press release.

It is currently climbing season at Yosemite National Park, with many park-goers climbing on El Capitan and other routes, according to park officials.

Information on the victims' identities were not released. Further details were not immediately available.