Second rockslide in two days at El Capitan injures man, officials say

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A second rockslide in two days at El Capitan in Yosemite National Park injured a Florida man in his 60s on Thursday, park officials said.

Huge plumes of dust filled the air near El Capitan.

The area near the tunnel was full of people in awe – some confused. Some thought there was a fire.

Many people heard a loud thunderous sound.

Video shows cloud of dust covering the area. It stuck around for a good 10 to 15 minutes.

We saw a helicopter hovering the area – possibly looking to see if anyone is buried underneath the rocks.

Doug hansen was about 100 yards from the rockslide. He had dust all over his jeans and shirt, and he said the rock was heading toward him.

El capitan remained open after yesterday’s rockslide. So there’s a very good chance climbers are on the mountain.

One woman even said she saw four climbers in the area of where the rock fell just before it happened.

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