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Report: Welsh climber killed in Yosemite tried to save wife

This Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 photo provided by climber Ryan Sheridan shows a new rock fall from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Sheridan had just reached the top of El Capitan when Thursday's slide let loose below him. Sheridan told The Associated Press that "there was so much smoke and debris," and clouds of dust filled the entire valley below. He said Thursday's rock slide happened in the same location as the one on Wednesday at the El Capitan rock formation. (Ryan Sheridan via AP)
September 30, 2017 - 4:20 AM

LONDON - A British newspaper is reporting that the Welsh climber killed by falling rock in Yosemite National Park this week died while trying to shield his wife.

The Times says Andrew Foster's wife, Lucy, told her husband's aunt that he jumped to cover her as tons of rock came cascading Wednesday down the face of El Capitan, a 3,600-foot (1,100-meter) granite monolith that attracts climbers from around the world.

Gillian Stephens, in an interview with the Times published Saturday, says Lucy Foster told her: "Andrew saved my life. He dived on top of me as soon as he could see what was going to happen. He saved my life."

The couple, who lived in Cardiff, Wales, described their love of the outdoors in a blog, Cam and Bear.

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