Bellevue woman dies at Snoqualmie Falls

A Bellevue woman died sometime overnight last Wednesday, April 9, at Snoqualmie Falls.

Snoqualmie police received a call from Bellevue Police Department on Tuesday evening, April 8, about a Bellevue woman, reported missing by her family.

According to Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley, the woman's family members had discovered that she had been looking for places to commit suicide. Her search had seemed to focus on Snoqualmie Falls.

Police checked the Falls that night, but couldn't see anything from the viewpoint and couldn't approach from below due to high water levels. The next morning, mist obstructed the viewpoint. But later that morning, a tourist noticed the missing woman's body below the Falls. Police worked with firefighters to descent and retrieve the woman's body.

McCulley said the woman appeared to have traveled to Snoqualmie by bus.

The last time someone died at Snoqualmie Falls was on April 6, 2013, when a Sammamish man jumped to his death.

If you need help, or are considering suicide, contact the Crisis Clinic of Seattle-King County on the web or, by calling their 24-hour help line at (206) 461-3222.









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