The Latest: Crews find body of teen swept over falls
Jul. 28, 2017
GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the search for an 18-year-old woman swept over a Washington state waterfall on Wednesday (all times local):
Authorities say they have discovered the body of an 18-year-old woman swept over a waterfall in Washington state.
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the woman was found in a pool of water Thursday at the base of the lower falls at Wallace Falls State Park northeast of Seattle.
Officials say the woman, a local community college student from Las Vegas, had climbed out past an observation fence onto an island above the upper falls on Wednesday.
As they returned, the friends heard a scream and splash behind them, and their friend was gone.
Rescue teams are searching for an 18-year-old woman who fell into falls in Washington state and never resurfaced.
KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2uZyOcn ) that three young women were in Wallace Falls State Park in Snohomish County on Wednesday.
Officials say they climbed over the observation fence and out to an island. They later headed back to the fence, and two women made it when they heard a scream and splash behind them.
When they looked back their friend was gone.
A sheriff's office spokesman says crews searched for the woman who fell for over an hour. The search was suspended due to darkness and slippery conditions.
Crews resumed searching Thursday.
A sheriff's office spokeswoman says the woman is from Las Vegas, Nevada, and is attending a local community college.
This story has been corrected based on a Sheriff's Office correction, to say the woman is 18 years old, not 19.