The rocks appeared to have fallen from an area near the popular "Waterfall Route" climbing trail during an active time for hiking in the popular national park. "This is the area where Horsetail Fall flows in winter and spring conditions", the NPS said.
John DeGrazio, a wilderness guide in Yosemite, said the hiking group he was leading had stopped to take pictures on the summit of Half Dome, another famous monolith in Yosemite, when they saw a "huge plume of smoke" come from El Capitan.
He estimates 30 or more climbers were on the wall at the time, but he could not confirm injuries or the size of the rock fall.
Park rangers and search and rescue personnel visited the scene, using a helicopter to assess the damage.
"I've never seen anything like that", Zabrok told NBC News. As a result, one person has been confirmed dead, while another has been injured.
Sixteen people have been killed and more than 100 people have been hurt by rockfalls since park records began in 1857.
He said Wednesday he did not know who was killed and injured and did not immediately respond Thursday to phone and email messages seeking updated information.
There were 58 rockfalls in Yosemite in 2016, which was slightly lower than in previous years, according to the National Park Service. The injured victim was transported out of Yosemite to receive medical treatment.
It was not clear whether the two victims were climbers or tourists at the site during the height of the climbing season.
A visitor to Yosemite National Park was killed Wednesday after being hit by a chunk of rock falling from El Capitan.
He has tried to reduce the hazard of rockfalls by moving buildings and places where hikers congregate away from cliffs from which rocks might tumble, according to the Smithsonian.
Nathaniel Chalobah, Danny Welbeck and Tom Heaton - all members of the last squad - also miss out through injury. There is no place in the squad for Leicester City striker Vardy, who is reportedly nursing a hip problem.
Joe Root with 84 and Ben Stokes (73) were the other main contributors to an imposing total of 9-369 off 50 overs. His century also included seven fours, with the left-hander needing a mere 12 balls for his second fifty.
It is probably nothing more than a coincidence that Arsenal and Chelsea played in the Premier League recently nearly an exact year from what many people see as the turning point in last season´s race to the EPL title.
IOM said rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child marriage and other forms of gender-based violence have been identified . Images and reports from journalists confirm many villages have been razed.
The poster child for the establishment Republicans is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has been in the U.S. But he said: "I think you're going to come back and you're going to kick everyone's ass and you're going to be great".
The tropical storm force winds are likely to reach west into a portion of eastern North Carolina, but will not make landfall. The US National Weather Service said Tuesday the storm's strength is expected to gradually weaken as it continues northward.
The German football association is understood to have no objections over England players wearing the poppy, The Guardian reported. The new law is expected to be passed by November's global games played during the Remembrance weekend when people don Poppies.
Vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea in the past 180 days are prohibited from entering USA under the new sanctions . Western Intelligence services blamed the 2014 attack against Sony on North Korea's spy agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau.
Any conflict around Kurdish northern Iraq could have ramifications across the Middle East, not least in Syria, Turkey and Iran. Plans to retake the town of Hawija there have been complicated by political wrangling among Iraq's disparate security forces.
Ryanair has been forced to cancel around 50 flights a day until the end of October due to a mess-up over its pilot leave. Ryanair pilots have not threatened industrial action, the airline's chief executive has said.
It was only meant to be a bit of fun but failed in that regard". "We would also like to apologise to any fans that took offence". Former Elland Road pair Wood and Taylor faced an early reunion with Leeds fans during the tie at Turf Moor on Tuesday.
Oil prices surge on weak USA rig count data
However, the trend has been down and United States oil inventories have declined by ~60 million barrels since the end of March. So Opec still faces the same problem that it has since oil started to weaken in 2014.
1 dead, 7 victims hurt in church shooting
The vigil will be held at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, which is located at 3890 Pin Hook Road, beginning at 7 p.m. Smith's daughter, Breanna, 19, said before her mother left the house, she tapped on the window to wave goodbye.
Trump targets North Korea in new executive order
North Korea has been testing missiles at an unprecedented rate, and conducted its sixth nuclear test despite global condemnation. It's plausible that such threats might provoke North Korea into such a test, and there are reasons to think this might happen.
Aaron Hernandez Found to Have 'Severe' CTE
Serving out a life sentence Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts, Hernandez committed suicide this past April . The effects of C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease , is one of the most controversial topics in professional sports today.
Jose moves closer to the Cape; Maria gains power
Maria is one of three storms churning in the Atlantic Ocean, but it poses the most danger to the hurricane-battered Caribbean. The exact placement of the heaviest rain, sparked by tropical rain bands, will be determined by the storm's final track.