He was hiking by a waterfall about 400 yards from the parking lot when he fell. I’m not sure if this is the waterfall in Whitney Portal or if he slipped on one of the waterfall/stream crossings on the main trail.
He was given CPR at the scene and pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The boy was visiting the area with a youth group from Southern California. His name and his hometown have not yet been released, pending notification of his family.
Updates if they come in. Read the brief story here.