Yosemite deaths: Americans may have lost respect for nature’s risks

Just three weeks after death laid a heavy hand on the Merced River, sweeping three tourists to their deaths over Vernal Fall, life went on for a new crop of visitors

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – On Wednesday, children waded in a small eddy just 50 yards from the edge. Some playfully teetered on a log that separated the eddy from the river’s torrent. Upstream, a man swam across Emerald Pool and back, crossing the Merced River current and ignoring warnings and prohibitions posted nearby. This just three weeks after three people were swept over Vernal Fall, to their deaths.
Fresno Bee

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