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She Was Snapping Pics of the Falls. Then She Slipped

Officials warn others about selfies, other photos after woman dies in California
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2019 8:30 AM CDT
Stock photo.   (Getty Images/Fyletto)

(Newser) – Another death linked to a picture-taking session, this time in California. Fire officials say the body of a "young woman" was found Friday in a bay at Emerald Bay State Park, which is in South Lake Tahoe, per Fox News. "Crews from the Tahoe Truckee Regional Rescue Team responded ... to recover the body of a young woman who was taking photos at the falls, lost her footing, and went over," a statement from the North Tahoe Fire Protection District read. The woman was said to have been taking pictures at Eagle Falls.

NBC News notes it's not clear when the woman fell, but the fire protection district's social media accounts started posting word about her death Friday evening. Officials also put out a warning on selfie-taking. "This is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas," the fire protection district noted. "Don't [underestimate] the power of [waterfalls], rivers, and cold water temperatures." (Read more death by selfie stories.)

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