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Crews recover bodies of Chinese couple from California river

Associated Press
This Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 frame from video provided by the Fresno County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows a California Highway Patrol helicopter carrying one of two bodies recovered from a car that plunged off a cliff into the Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park weeks ago. The bodies are believed to be those of a Chinese couple who were in the car, but positive identification has not been made. (Fresno County Sheriff's Department via AP)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the bodies of a Chinese couple from a car that plunged off a cliff in California's Kings Canyon National Park.

Fresno County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said Friday a rescue crew successfully extracted the bodies a day earlier from the Kings River.

He says they are 31-year-old Yinan Wang and his 32 year-old-wife Jie Song. The couple vanished during an August vacation.

Officials believe their car plunged 500 feet (150 meters) over the cliff.

The car was found as authorities were recovering another car that had plunged into the river earlier.

The bodies of two exchange students from Thailand were recovered from that car last month.

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