Two visitors to Yosemite National Park's Taft Point fell to their deaths Thursday at the scenic spot where a photographer recently captured a viral photo of a couple getting engaged, according to the National Park Service.
Taft Point happens to be same spot where photographer Matthew Dippel captured a mystery couple getting engaged (safely) on October 6.
Details of Thursday's tragedy are still sparse, as the National Parks Service hasn't yet identified the male and female victims, nor have they released details surrounding the cause of the fall. The incident remains under investigation and no photos have been released.
A male and female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. Park rangers are recovering the bodies this morning. This incident is under investigation and no further details are available. https://t.co/wTm1IadB79— Yosemite National Park (@YosemiteNPS) October 25, 2018
Dippel, whose image went viral last week when he used Twitter to begin a search for the couple, noted at the time, there were two dozen people gathered at the point, including three or four bride and groom couples with photographers getting ready for post-nuptial photoshoots.
Taft Point provides dramatic views of some of Yosemite Valley's iconic spots, including El Capitan. The point has some railings, but much of it is open, allowing visitors to step right to the edge of the precipitous drop.
Lead image used with permission by Daniil Vnoutchkov via Unsplash.