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California woman dead after Lake Tahoe waterfall accident

June 3, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 35-year-old California woman who died after she slipped while taking a photograph and was swept over a waterfall near Lake Tahoe.

El Dorado County sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Prencipe said Monday that Dina Stephanie Espinosa’s body was recovered Friday by Tahoe Truckee Regional Rescue Team divers at Eagle Falls near Emerald Bay.

Prencipe says Espinosa was from Benecia, California.

California park rangers and sheriff’s investigators found that Espinosa slipped while reaching for a branch in pools of water and was pushed by rushing water over the edge.

Eagle Falls is in Emerald Bay State Park on the western shore of Lake Tahoe, a few miles from South Lake Tahoe, California.

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