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Search continues for missing tourist

The swift-moving Merced River is hampering divers searching for a German woman last seen below the Vernal Fall footbridge.

Thirty-one-year-old Katrin Lehman was visiting the park from San Diego when she disappeared at 3:30 p.m. Monday. She apparently fell into the river, which a park emergency services worker described as swift and "coming up pretty high" because warm temperatures are melting Sierra Nevada snow.

Lehman is 6 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds. She was wearing a maroon jacket and hiking boots, and carried a light blue backpack. Park officials say divers couldn't get into the water Monday because of the swift conditions.

Park rangers and law enforcement were searching downstream Tuesday.

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