The body of Kenneth Stensby was found by searchers at the base of Vernal Fall Monday evening.
Stensby was believed to have been fatally injured after falling from the top of the Vernal Fall. His death marked the first accidental fatality at the park this year, spokeswoman Kari Cobb said.
Although Vernal Fall does have a guard rail and signs warning of the dangers the granite cliffs along the top are treacherous and slippery even when dry. Visitors should always exercise extreme caution and common sense when scrambling on rocks or approaching cliffs.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Stensby’s family.