Mariposa & Yosemite

Rangers continue Yosemite search for missing hikers

The Mist Trail at Yosemite National Park will be closed this morning and every Thursday from about 7 a.m. to noon while teams continue to look for the bodies of two hikers.

Ramina Badal, 21, of Manteca and Ninos Yacoub, 27, of Turlock were swept over Vernal Fall last month. The two were on a day trip to the park with friends when they and Hormiz "Nenos" David, 22, slipped into the water. A search-and- rescue team recovered David's body about 240 feet from the base of the 317-foot waterfall Friday.

The National Park Service said the trail will be closed from Happy Isles to the top of the fall.

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