The unidentified woman apparently fell into the Wallace River and was swept over the falls on Wednesday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said.
The body of an 18-year-old woman who was swept over Wallace Falls on Wednesday has been located, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
The woman’s body was found in a pool of water at the base of the lower falls, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. It is believed that she fell into the Wallace River and was swept over the falls, and died in the water.
Rescuers are working on recovering the body.
Identification of the victim, as well as confirmation of the cause and manner of her death will be provided by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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The woman was with two friends, according to the Sheriff’s Office, when the three climbed over a railing and crossed the river to an island.
The woman’s two friends called 911 about 7:45 p.m. after they heard a splash and a scream while they were on their way back to the trail in Wallace Falls State Park and discovered when they turned around that their friend was gone.
The missing woman’s shoes and a GoPro stick were found at the base of the falls, police said.
The park was closed for search operations Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said.