GOLD BAR — A woman’s body was recovered from beneath Wallace Falls on Tuesday.
Search-and-rescue teams were called around 4:15 p.m., because someone had gone into the water at one of the falls, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. The woman’s body was recovered from the pond below the lower falls at Wallace Falls State Park.
Visitors to the area who were taking photos noticed the body in the water and called 911.
A dive team, a SnoHAWK1 helicopter crew and firefighters responded to help with the search near Gold Bar.
With assistance from the sheriff’s office Dive Team, the body was recovered from the water and transported the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.
The visitors who called 911 do not know the woman, nor has anyone at the park come forward to report a missing person. At this time, the identity of the woman or how she came to be in the water is unknown, Ireton said. The medical examiner will work to identify the deceased, as well as provide a cause and manner of death.
After the body was found, the Sultan Police Department posted a public plea on Facebook.
“PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that just because the weather may be warm, the rivers are extremely high and the water is deadly cold,” the post said. “Please stay away from the water’s edge.”
Days earlier, a Monroe woman, 22, died when she fell over a waterfall south of Highway 2 near Sultan.