Teen falls to his death in Yosemite while trying to take a selfie

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A teenager is dead after he was reportedly trying to take a selfie Wednesday inside Yosemite National Park.

18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter, who was visiting from Israel, lost his balance while trying to take a picture of himself while at the edge of Nevada Fall, according to the Fresno Bee. he fell 820 feet to his death.

The visit to Yosemite was part of a two-month trip for Frankfurter that he was taking before he joined th army, his mom told Israel’s Channel 10 News.

Nevada Fall is about a five to six hour hike from Yosemite Valley, which shares much of the same route as the hike to Half Dome.

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