Indian couple fall to their death in Yosemite National Park

Meenakshi and Vishnu

On October 25, 2018, an Indian couple were taking pictures at Taft Point overlook at Yosemite National Park in California, USA, when they lost their balance and plunged to their deaths.

Visitors of the park found a tripod and a camera pointed at the ledge and alerted park rangers, who spotted the bodies with binoculars. The bodies were recovered from 245 meters below Taft Point, a popular view point which offers a wide view of Yosemite Valley.

The couple were identified as Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30. Both were born in India and had lived in the United States for a while, most recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Reportedly, Viswanath was a software engineer at Cisco’s San Jose, California, headquarters in Silicon Valley.

They loved taking daring photos and posted them to their blog, named “Holidays & Happily Ever Afters”, which has since been taken down, and to Instagram, where they had over 26k followers (as of today) for their profile “holidaysandhappilyeverafters“.

In one of their posts, they even warned daredevils of posting selfies from dangerous places, saying “Did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???”, along with a picture of Meenakshi sitting on a cliff edge.

Update: according to, the autopsy of the couple found that they were intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Source: SFGate

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