A couple who posted their travels on Instagram and amassed a huge following has reportedly died while visiting Yosemite National Park in California
The couple Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, and Vishnu Viswanath, 29, fell from Taft Point last week. The overlook is 3,500 feet above Yosemite Valley and is very popular among tourists. Some parts of the cliff are barred with protective railings while other parts are not.
Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu, told NBC that the couple had set up a tripod near the edge of the overlook to take pictures of the couple. They set up the tripod on Tuesday event and on Wednesday morning the camera equipment was still there. Visitors alerted rangers about the lone camera.
On Thursday roughly 800 feet from the outlook their bodies were found. Their bodies were extracted with help from a helicopter. The park has not determined what caused the couple to fall from the outlook. “This incident is under investigation and no further details are available,” the park said in a statement.
Moorthy and Viswanath were both born in India and graduated from science and engineering programs there before moving to the United States. They then moved to New York City and eventually San Francisco’s Bay Area in June 2018. They ran the blog Holidays and HappilyEveryAfters and it’s Instagram, which has nearly 20,000 followers.
They last posted on October 17. Moorthy posed by a lake in Vermont that was surrounded by tress with fall colored leaves.
Their previous posts show Moorthy standing on a cliff in a Wonder Woman costume. And another snapshot of Moorthy sitting near the edge of a cliff at the Grand Canyon.
In 2017 the couple also went skydiving and then 2016 they went on a hot air balloon ride. They clearly loved adventures and traveling