Unusually Fatal Year at Yosemite National Park

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 5:46 PM EDT

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Unusually Fatal Year at Yosemite National Park

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 5:46 PM EDT

A man who fell to his death Monday off the Half Dome granite formation in Yosemite National Park was the 17th fatality inside the park this year. Park officials said that number is about double the usual rate, according to a CNN.com report.

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