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: Betty White's Love Of Animals Fuels Social Media Fundraising Trend Felt Locally
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: Investigation Continues After Homeowner Shot In N. Highlands
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: Fire Breaks Out At Home In Ceres