Man seriously injured at Yosemite’s Bridalveil Fall

A Yosemite visitor was seriously injured while climbing on rocks Wednesday at the national park’s Bridalveil Fall.

Yosemite officials said the 21-year-old man was scrambling over boulders about 2:30 p.m. when the accident occurred, according to the Fresno Bee. He was transported to a medical facility.

No other details about the accident were available. A request for information from Yosemite’s media officer did not receive an immediate response.

Bridalveil Fall is one of Yosemite’s most popular waterfalls and its base can be easily accessed via a quarter-mile hike over paved road. It’s located off Wawona Road (Highway 41).

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Like Yosemite’s famous Mist Trail along Vernal Fall, the trail to Bridalveil Fall is often slick with moisture from the fall. Scrambling over rocks in the area can be treacherous.

Mike Moffitt is an SFGATE Digital Reporter. Email: Twitter: @Mike_at_SFGate.

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