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The climber who perished as a result of a rockfall on Yosemite’s El Capitan, died while saving his wife’s life reports The Times.

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32 year-old Andrew Foster of Wales was scoping out the iconic granite wall with his wife, Lucy Foster when a slab of rock the size of an apartment building suddenly broke free before bearing down on the couple. According to the Times, Lucy told a close relative that her husband “dived on top of me as soon as he could see what was going to happen. He saved my life.”

Besides being described as a loving husband and avid outdoorsman, Andrew Foster worked for Patagonia and was formerly an employee at the Cardiff-based climbing shop, Up and Under.

*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family.

Find the entire Times article here: Yosemite climber Andrew Foster died saving wife from rockfall