Indian techie couple falls 800 feet from tourist spot in California

Were globe trotters and had chronicled their travelogue in a blog ‘Holidays and HappilyEverAfters

The Hush Post| 12:30 pm|1-min read

In a tragic incident, an Indian couple died after falling 800 feet down a steep terrain in California’s Yosemite National Park.

Bodies of Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were recovered below a popular tourist spot, Taft Point. Visitors had spotted the bodies a day earlier. The National Park Service earlier had said in a statement that the recovery operation for a male and female visitor who had died in the fall from Taft Point was completed on October 25.

Taft Point, Yosemite National Park, California

However, the bodies were identified on Monday as a married couple from India living in the US, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The report said that the couple had recently moved from New York to California. Viswanath recently took a job as a systems engineer at Cisco in San Jose.

The couple had together chronicled their adventures of travelling around the world in a blog called ‘Holidays and HappilyEverAfters’.

The national park spokesman Jamie Richards was quoted as saying, “We are trying to understand what happened. We may never know, (but) from everything we see, this was a tragic fall.”

The couple had been married since 2014 and both were software engineers. On the cover of Vishnu Viswanath’s Facebook page is a picture of the two of them smiling on the edge of a cliff at the Grand Canyon.

The two had done their B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering in 2010 from the College of Engineering, Chengannur. The college Facebook post read. “Our hearts go to the friends and family members of this lovely couple. May their souls rest in peace,” the college post read.

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