Photograph above by the National Park Service.

Videos

 
 

Fox 26 News
Snow melt adds to the sights in Yosemite
By Rich Rodriguez, June 13, 2019.

 

ABC30
If you're visiting Yosemite, stay away from the water!
By Gene Haagenson, June 13, 2019.

 

Ferguson Fire river operation to transport firefighters and their equipment across the Merced River in El Portal (Mariposa County). July 2018

Water-related fatalities are the leading cause of accidental deaths in Yosemite and the National Park Service as a whole. Yosemite had four drownings in 2016 and several more near-drownings. Hike smart: don't leave the trail.
 

Press

 

Yosemite Guide
Yosemite Swift Water Safety: An Interview with Yosemite Search and Rescue
By Park Ranger Katie Mullen. Yosemite Guide Volume 44, Issue 5, Page 18. June/July 2019.

ABC 13
Drowning fears up in US West as rivers surge with snowmelt
AP (Golden, SLC, Utah, Scott Sonner in Reno, Nevada, and Bob Moen in Cheyenne, Wyoming)
June 12, 2017.
 

San Jose Mercury News
Yosemite: Death by drowning risk on Merced River extra high
By Elliott Almond. Bay Area News Group. June 8, 2017.


Sierra News Online
When Someone Goes Missing In Yosemite
By Kellie Flanagan. Photograph by Virginia Lazar. August 23, 2013.

 

Santa Maria Sun
Lost and found: The Yosemite Search and Rescue Team strives to keep hikers, campers, and even pilots safe
Article by Amy Asman. Photography by Camillia Lanham. June 24, 2013.

 

VailDaily
Perilous Preserves
By Juliana Barbassa. July 12, 2006.
“Animals crossing here just don’t stand a chance.”

 

Soundbites


NPR: The California Report
California's Rivers Rage After Hefty Winter Snowpack Begins to Melt
Reporter: Penny Nelson. May 31, 2017
 

NPR
Environmental Educator Eyes Yosemite Roadkill
By Sasha Khohka. July 2, 2008

 

NPS
Yosemite Voices 5: Beauty that Kills