Officials: Woman found dead on Pacific Crest Trail was from China
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the woman found dead in Yosemite National Park was from China.
Park spokesman Scott Gediman says the woman has been identified as 27-year-old Chaocui Wang of China.
Officials on Monday confirmed the death on the Pacific Crest Trail, in the northwestern portion of the California park.
About a week ago, the body of a Japanese tourist who was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail was found in a river in Kings Canyon National Park.
The body of 32-year-old Rika Morita was found July 23 submerged in the south fork of the Kings River at the 10,000-foot (3,000-meter) level of the park.
The body was retrieved a day later.
Runoff from a record winter snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has swollen rivers, making them swift and treacherous.