A pair of married travel bloggers from California who fell to their deaths in Yosemite in October had alcohol in their systems and were drunk when they died, according to the autopsy report.
Rangers at the National Park recovered the bodies of 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy and her 29-year-old husband, Vishnu Viswanath some 800 feet below Taft Point on Oct. 26.
According to autopsy reports from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, both Moory and Viswanath died of “multiple injuries to the head, neck, chest and abdomen,” the Mercury News reported.
They were also “intoxicated with ethyl alcohol prior to death,” though no drugs were found in either of their systems when they plunged from the perch overlooking Yosemite Valley.
How exactly they fell from the cliff side is unclear, though park officials said they discovered a camera tripod set up near where the married couple likely fell.
Moorthy and Viswanath were behind the Instagram account @holidaysandhappilyeverafters, where they regularly posted about their travel adventures.The page, which boasts more than 25,000 followers, is full of colorful pictures of the couple smiling and enjoying different locations all over the world.
Months before their fatal fall, Moorthy warned of the danger when it comes to staging risky Instagram shots alongside a photo of her precariously perched on the edge of a ledge.
“A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs and skyscrapers, but did you know that wind gusts can be fatal?” she wrote in the March post. “Is our life just worth one photo?”
The blogger continued: “When we squirm at another selfie attempt gone south from a sky scraper, lets remember to save that in our core memory and not memory dump.”