FRESNO, Calif. -- A teenage boy has died of head injuries five days after falling on Yosemite National Park's most popular hiking trail.
The Stanislaus County coroner says 17-year-old Kao Kue of Fresno died at a Modesto hospital Wednesday night.
According to park spokeswoman Kari Cobb, the teen was hiking the Mist Trail when he slipped.
The trail runs alongside Vernal Fall, and signs warn hikers that mist from the fall can make the trail slippery.
Cobb declined to discuss details of Kue's fall because he was a minor.
In May, a Texas man drowned in the Merced River when he slipped from the Mist Trail.
So far, 14 people have died this year inside Yosemite, a modern-day record. Kue is not included in that count because he died outside of the park.
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