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.
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."
More top news
An ancient ocean on the surface of Mars held more liquid water than the Earth's Arctic Ocean, scientists believe.
Chelsea fans are at the centre of a new racism storm after video emerged of supporters mocking the recent racist incident on a Paris Metro.
NASA's Dawn probe is preparing to make an historic rendezvous with the dwarf planet Ceres.