Indian American Couple Plummets to Death in Yosemite Valley

Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath

SAN FRANCISCO, CA— Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath were found at the bottom of a sharp 3,000 foot drop in Yosemite National Park.

For Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, Silicon Valley techies, “daredevilry” may have been the cause of their deaths. Their bodies were found at the bottom of a 3,000 foot drop off Taft Point in Yosemite National Park,

The couple were doing what they loved to do, going by their entries on a blog site chronicling their adventures and experiences during their travels.

Their bodies were found by Rangers on October 25th after tourists spotted them, said spokesman Jamie Richards

Friends said that Viswanath had just taken a job with Cisco Systems Inc., in San Jose, and that the two were driving from New York to Silicon Valley, making it like a sight-seeing tour.

“We still do not know what caused them to fall,” Richards is quoted saying in the news report, adding, “We’re trying to understand what happened. We may never know, (but) from everything we see, this was a tragic fall.”

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