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WSJ writer Ybarra dies in fall at Yosemite

5:05 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
Writer Michael Ybarra died on June 30, a result of injuries from a fall he suffered at Yosemite National Park. (Wall Street Journal)
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ATLANTA -- Wall Street Journal writer Michael Ybarra died in a fall while climbing at Yosemite National Park in California over the weekend.

Ybarra, 45, set out Saturday to climb in the Sawtooth Ridge area of Yosemite, but did not return Sunday evening, as he had originally intended.

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According to the Journal, the area where Ybarra was climbing does not have trails, and is ordinarily used by experienced mountain climbers said a Yosemite spokesman.

Ybarra wrote on extreme sports for the Journal, though he was not assignment at the time of his death.

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