For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
Yesterday afternoon, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a water accident at Eagle Falls, just above Vikingsholm in Emerald Bay. 35 year old Dina Espinosa, of the Bay Area, was sitting in one of the pools of water near the waterfall. Dina slipped while reaching for a branch and was swept away in the very fast moving waters over the waterfall.
Resources were immediately deployed to the area, including Search and Rescue “Swift water” and “Tech Rope”, along with EDSO Dive Team. Unfortunately, when Dina was located she was found deceased.
The accident is being investigated by State Parks and EDSO is handling the coroner’s investigation. Next of kin notifications have been made.