Eagle Falls California where a woman slipped and fell to her death with taking photos. Picture: North Tahoe Fire Protection District/AP
Eagle Falls California where a woman slipped and fell to her death with taking photos. Picture: North Tahoe Fire Protection District/AP

Woman taking selfie falls to death

A US woman taking a selfie fell to her death after officials say she lost her footing and toppled over the edge of a waterfall in California.

Officials with the North Tahoe Fire Protection District said that the body of a "young woman" was recovered from a bay within the Emerald Bay State Park after she apparently fell while taking a picture, Fox News reports.

"Crews from the Tahoe Truckee Regional Rescue Team responded to Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay to recover the body of a young woman who was taking photos at the falls, lost her footing and went over," a statement read.

Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay State Park in California, where a woman fell to her death while taking a “selfie”. Picture: North Tahoe Fire Protection District/AP
Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay State Park in California, where a woman fell to her death while taking a “selfie”. Picture: North Tahoe Fire Protection District/AP

Officials did not identify the woman and provided few details surrounding her death. They did, however, issue a warning to park visitors to be more cautious while exploring the trails.

"This is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas. Don't under estimate the power of water falls, rivers, and cold water temperatures."

Eagle Falls in California, where a woman fell to her death taking a “selfie”. Authorities says the accident “is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies”. Picture: AP
Eagle Falls in California, where a woman fell to her death taking a “selfie”. Authorities says the accident “is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies”. Picture: AP

An Oregon State University student recently died while trying to take a picture at a popular mountain lookout, police said last month.

Michelle Casey, 22, was on a hike with her boyfriend at Neahkahnie Mountain on the Oregon coast when police say she stepped over a retaining wall and slipped, falling to her death.

Authorities were able to recover her body from the near vertical drop after finding that she landed in a tree which prevented her from continuing into the ocean.

 

Originally published by Fox News and reprinted here with permission.


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