A hiker has died after he slipped and fell from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park, officials said Tuesday.
The male, who was not named, was hiking with another person during a thunderstorm when he fell at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to the National Park Service. Rangers recovered the hiker’s body Tuesday afternoon.
The death marks the first fatality on the Half Dome cables since 2011, the park service said. The cause of the fall is under investigation.