Teen dies after falling while taking selfie in Yosemite National Park

Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 07:12:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- An 18-year-old hiker fell to his death while trying to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park Wednesday, according to ABC News.

The teen was identified as Jerusalem resident Tomer Frankfurter, The Times of Israel reports. While trying to take a selfie at the edge of Nevada Fall, the teen slipped, his mother told The Times.

Nevada Fall is a roughly six-hour hike from Yosemite Valley, much of which takes place along the iconic Half Dome hike.

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The 18-year-old isn’t the only person who died while hiking this year at the park. In May, a man was on Half Dome Trail when he slipped and fell during a thunderstorm that swept through the area.

Yosemite recently reopened after wildfires tore through parts of the park.