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Woman taking photos dies in plunge off Lake Tahoe waterfall

Travel Destination: Western USA
Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 15:28:36-04

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — 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.