Couple who died after falling in Yosemite National Park identified

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Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, fell to their deaths on Wednesday from Taft Point, which offers stunning views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan - a scenic area made even more popular after another couple was photographed during an apparent marriage proposal.

It was an image taken at 5:11pm that clearly shows the pink-haired Moorthy, 30, in the background of their photo at Taft Point. Moorthy wrote on an Instagram post with a photo of her sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon.

"Is our life just worth one photo?" she wrote.

Viswanath's brother, Jishnu Viswanath, said the couple left their camera's tripod near the ledge on Tuesday evening. Their bodies were recovered a day later by rangers, who worked for hours to reach them with assistance from a California Highway Patrol helicopter.

Ms Moorthy added: "A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs and skyscrapers, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???"

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"We still do not know what caused them to fall", Mr Richards told the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Let us all try to be responsible digital citizens and use our "numbers" to be transparent and honest, shall we?" she said, in an apparent suggestion that fellow social media users use their popularity, or number of likes, responsibly. He said he saw Moorthy standing on a lower ledge closer to the edge than he and his girlfriend were standing.

'The person taking the photos contacted us this morning and said that [Viswanath and Moorthy] were there after dark'.

The couple were citizens of India who were living in the US, according to the Bee.

Moorthy was a self-proclaimed "travel-obsessed" blogger who captured photos around the world for her blog.

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Last shot: Drea Rose Laguillo and her fiance Sean Matteson were at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park on Sunday night when they snapped a selfie just after 5pm (above).

Dr. Nisha Kuruvilla from the school described them as "very good students" who were 'fond of travelling'.

Viswanath had worked as a software engineer for Cisco and was planning to move with his wife from NY to California for the job.

The doomed pair were identified Monday by Yosemite National Park officials, who were still trying to determine how the daredevil couple plummeted down to the valley floor, The Mercury News reports.

After a series of selfie-related deaths in India, the country's tourism ministry asked government officials to safeguard tourists by installing signs in areas where accidents had occurred, declaring them "no-selfie zones".

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