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August 16, 2012
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Two boys lost in Yosemite river

A 10-year old boy was pronounced dead and a 6-year-old boy remains missing following an incident near the Vernal Fall Footbridge in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday.

A family group from Southern California were in the Merced River near the Vernal Fall Footbridge at about 3 p.m. They began their hike at the Happy Isles Trailhead and hiked about a mile, where they stopped at the footbridge. The group was in the river and the two boys were swept away by the current. Approximately 150 yards downriver, the 10-year-old was pulled from the river and CPR was initiated by a …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 16, 2012 06:57PM Published Aug 16, 2012 06:52PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.