Teen Falls to His Death While Taking Selfie At Yosemite National Park

An 18-year-old hiker visiting Yosemite National Park from Israel died Tuesday after reportedly trying to take a selfie the Fresno Bee reported

Tomer Frankfurter, 18, was identified by Israel's Foreign Ministry and local sources confirmed his death. 

According to Frankfurter's mother, the 18-year-old lost his balance while trying to take a photo of himself at the edge of Nevada Fall, when he fell 820 feet to his death she told The Times of Israel

Frankfurter was on a two-month trip to the United States prior to joining Israel's army, his mother told Israel's Channel 10 news. 

Nevada Fall is about a six-hour hike from Yosemite Valley, located along the famed Half Dome trail. 

The newspaper reported that Frankfurter's body was being transported back home to Israel to be buried. 


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