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Man dies in fall from rocks minutes after girlfriend accepts marriage proposal

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -  A California man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

36-year old Brad Parker, a veteran rock climber and Sebastopol, Calif. resident was killed after falling from a climb along Matthes Crest according to the Press Democrat.

Parker had completed a climb to the summit of Cathedral Peak where he proposed to his girlfriend Jainee Dial. She accepted his proposal, but the couple separated as Parker went to climb along Matthes Crest by himself.

Parker was an active sportsman and had photos on his Facebook page of surfing and rock climbing, along with other outdoor activities. Dial and Parker had been in a relationship for at least a year, according to Facebook.

Yosemite Park Ranger Kari Cobb told the Press Democrat that Parker was climbing alone and without ropes on the granite crest when other climbers saw him fall around 5:45 p.m.

Since his death, Dial has posted a photo of the pair on her Facebook page and there are dozens of comments about her loss.

"You are in our thoughts and prayers. My tears have flowed with yours. I know this sudden loss and heartbreak from my own perspective and experience. You are love. We are all here for you," wrote friend Bruce Kurbert.

This was the second climbing death in Yosemite this year.

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