The Sacramento Bee article:
Teen falls to his death in Yosemite National Park after trying to take a selfie
By Bryant-Jon Anteola
September 05, 2018 09:13 PM
Updated September 07, 2018 10:19 AM
Editorís note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the death occurred Wednesday, Sept. 5.
A teenager who was visiting from Israel died Tuesday in Yosemite National Park while reportedly trying to take a selfie.
Israelís Foreign Ministry identified the teen as 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter, and local sources confirmed the death.
Frankfurter apparently lost his balance while trying to take a photo of himself at the edge of Nevada Fall before falling 820 feet to his death, the teenís mother told The Times of Israel.
Tomer Frankfurter, an 18-year-old from Israel, died Wednesday in Yosemite National Park while reportedly trying to take a selfie. Frankfurter fell 820 feet while trying to take a photo of himself at the edge of Nevada Fall.
Darrell Wong Fresno Bee Staff Photo
Nevada Fall is about a 5-6 hour hike from Yosemite Valley, often along the route toward the famed Half Dome hike.
Yosemite National Park is a popular international destination.
Frankfurter was on a two-month trip to the United States prior to joining Israelís army, his mother told Israelís Channel 10 news.
The ministry is coordinating the transfer of his body back to Israel for burial, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The outlet also reports that Israelis youngsters often take trips to the United States, South America or the Far East before and after 2-to 3-year service in the Israel Defense Forces.
There have been six deaths in Yosemite in the past five months.
The body of hiker Scott Tenczar was found in Yosemite in August.
A couple of days earlier, the body of missing park ranger John Belvins Cogdell III also was found dead in Yosemite.
In June, two rock climbers ó Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colorado, and Tim Klien, 42, of Palmdale ó fell to their deaths while scaling El Capitan in Yosemite.
And in May, 29-year-old Ashish Penugonda of New Jersey died using the Half Dome cables after slipping and falling from the cables section.