Brit climber killed in Yosemite

A British man has been killed after being struck by a falling rock during a climbing expedition in Yosemite national park in the US state of California.

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British climber killed by falling rock at Yosemite

A British man has been killed after being struck by a falling rock during a climbing expedition in Yosemite national park in the US state of California.

Felix Joesph Kiernan was climbing on the East Buttress of El Capitan, when he was struck by a rock which had fallen approximately 150 feet.

The 28-year-old was 600 feet up the climbing route when the incident occurred on Sunday.

Felix Joseph Kiernan was struck by a rock as he was climbing the popular route Credit: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Park rangers reached Mr Kiernan, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national and we are providing consular assistance to the family."

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