These Are The CA Teens Who Died In Yosemite Tree Limb Fall

These are the Southern California teens who were killed by a fallen oak tree limb whilecamping in Yosemite.

Dragon Kim and Justin Lee were killed on Friday while in their tent in the freak accident in the heart of Yosemite National Park.

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Tustin, California high school student Kim and incoming freshman Lee were both active athletes and former members of the Northwood Water Polo Club Continue reading

Airtanker Fighting Yosemite Fire Crashes

A plane employed to fight a fire that broke out in Yosemite National Park’s Dog Rock has crashed, authorities said.

The airtanker went down Tuesday afternoon while fighting near the Arch Rock entrance station.

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Fire crews and aircraft responded, and around 4:30 p.m. contact was lost with one airtanker. Emergency personnel were responding to its last known location, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

A Cal Fire spokesman confirmed the Grumman S-2T tanker crashed in “very difficult terrain.” No information about the pilot or any others potentially aboard was immediately available.

 
The tanker was one of four responding to the wildfire in addition to helicopters and 12 fire engines.

Several people in the area reported the downing of the aircraft.

h/t buzzfeed