SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP/KTVU) - Authorities say a woman plunged to her death down a Northern California waterfall after she slipped and lost her footing while taking photos.
The North Tahoe Fire Protection District said in a statement that the woman died Friday at Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park.
The approximately 50-foot-tall (15-meter) falls overlook Lake Tahoe.
The district says called her death "a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas."
The woman was not identified.
Following the woman's death, Yosemite National Park took the opportunity to remind the public that taking photos near waterfalls can be dangerous.
Ranger Alan is here to talk to your about the water safety in Yosemite. Rivers and creeks are expected to rise over the next week and will be running high. As beautiful as they may look, they are also deadly. Remember, your safety is your responsibility here in Yosemite. Stay back from swiftly moving water and be aware that even dry rocks are slick. Do not climb over railings to get closer to water. The majority of people who are rescued or recovered from the water never intended to go in. #Yosemite #NationalParks #Safety #SwiftWater #ParkRanger #MercedRiver