Second massive rock fall hits Yosemite's El Capitan, 1 day after British climber killed

Posted at 4:46 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 20:15:46-04

According to the Associated Press, Yosemite National Park has had another massive rock fall a day after a slab dropped from El Capitan, killing a British climber and injuring a second.

Ken Yager of the Yosemite Climbing Association said Thursday’s rock fall was larger than the one a day before on the iconic rock formation.

Yager says he witnessed a large cloud of dust and heard sirens. Images show a huge plume of smoke in the wake of the rock fall. He says traffic on a road near the base of El Capitan has stopped.