SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) — The Consulate General of China in San Francisco confirmed Thursday the death of a Chinese national at Yosemite National Park in northern California, a state on the U.S. West Coast.
An official told Xinhua that the consulate was notified late last week about the death of a female Chinese 星辰 特賣及Caitizen in the park, which covers an area of 747,956 acres, or more than 3,000 square kilometers, and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
While a park spokesman provided some additional information, including name and age of the deceased, the consulate opted to withhold identity information.
The Chinese consulate official said family members of the deceased, who was apparently touring alone in Yosemite, had arrived in the United States and were in contact with U.S. authorities.
The circumstance around the incident is yet to be cleared, noted the official.