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Authorities: 3 SWEPT Over Waterfall Presumed Dead

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park have identified three visitors who are presumed dead after being swept over a raging waterfall.

The visitors were identified Wednesday as 22-year-old Hormiz David of Modesto, 27-year-old Ninos Yacoub of Turlock, and 21-year-old Ramina Badal of Modesto.

Witnesses saw the group was swept over Vernal Falls after they crossed a barricade to pose for photographs.

Yosemite search and rescue rangers are searching the Merced River downstream for the bodies.
   

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