Man and woman fall from famous Yosemite viewpoint

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Yosemite’s Taft Point
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A man and woman were found dead at Yosemite National Park Thursday below a popular viewpoint that was recently featured in a viral proposal photo.

Park rangers said they believe the visitors fell from Taft Point, a popular outlook west of Glacier Point, after they recovered the bodies Thursday morning. It wasn’t immediately clear when the two fell.

Rangers said the deaths are under investigation and did not immediately release more information about the victims.

Earlier this month, freelance photographer Matthew Dippel went viral in his search for the couple he captured in a stunning proposal photo on the same overlook. The photo was taken on Oct. 6, though it only gained national attention weeks later when Dippel posted it to Twitter with a plea to help him identify the couple.

Dippel said this week that even after the story garnered national attention, he had not located the couple.

Freelance photographer Matt Dippel captured this photo of a mystery couple on Taft Point during a recent trip through Yosemite National Park.

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