TAHOE (CBS13) — The Tahoe Truckee Rescue Team responded to Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay Friday evening to recover the body of a young woman who was reportedly taking pictures at the falls, lost her footing and went over.
Officials say the incident happened just before 3 p.m. Friday. They said the woman was not alone and bystanders witnessed the tragedy.READ MORE: Monitor: All Of California In Moderate Drought Or Worse For First Time Since 2014
It is still unclear if the woman was a local or a tourist.
Officials asked people to avoid the area during the recovery.READ MORE: CAISO Cautiously Optimistic Lights Will Stay On, But Rolling Blackouts Still Possible This Summer
The North Tahoe Fire Protection District said this is a sad reminder to be cautious while taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas.
The woman’s identity has not yet been released.MORE NEWS: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting