"The first accidental deaths of the year at Yosemite National Park occurred on Friday (the 13th!) when three people died in separate incidents, two of them after falling.
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"Anytime you have high water and a lot of visitors, you have dangerous conditions," Gediman said. "We've got slippery trails, slippery rocks and swift moving water that can be deceiving. And we haven't even gotten to the maximum runoff yet.
"The bad luck began at 11:30 a.m. Friday when Kent Butler, 60, of Austin Texas, , slipped at the bottom of the granite steps on the Mist Trail below Vernal Fall, landed on a rock and slid into the roiling Merced River.
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