A 28-year-old woman died after falling from a waterfall into a basin near Cedar Ponds Lake in Snohomish County on Saturday night, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Just before midnight, authorities received a 911 call about a woman who had gone over a waterfall near the lake, about 12 miles southeast of Monroe, according to Lt. Jeff Brand with the sheriff’s office.
Deputies spotted the woman in the water below a steep canyon, Brand said, and she appeared to be dead. Because of the darkness and terrain, the county search and rescue team had to wait until Sunday morning to reach her body, he said.
The woman was identified Monday as Molly S. Acey of Everett, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, who determined she died from drowning and a head injury received from her fall.