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UPDATE: Wisconsin woman’s body recovered at Rainbow Falls

According to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 22-year-old Stephanie Narvaez of Watertown, Wis. was located around 4:40 a.m. July 14.
A file image of Rainbow Falls in Ironwood Township
A file image of Rainbow Falls in Ironwood Township(U.S. Forest Service)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 2:43 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2020 at 1:19 PM EDT
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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The body of a Wisconsin woman was recovered Tuesday morning by deputies from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office at the base of Rainbow Falls in Ironwood Township.

According to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 22-year-old Stephanie Narvaez of Watertown, Wis. was located around 4:40 a.m. July 14.

Deputies say Narvaez was hiking with her friend, 22-year-old Karl Nelson, of Milwaukee, when she fell into the river on Saturday, July 11. She tried to cross the Black River just above the waterfall, lost her footing and slipped into the river. Nelson tried to save her.

Investigators say the Michigan State Police Dive Team couldn’t find Narvaez after conducting many underwater searches in and around the falls into late Sunday evening. There are dangerous currents and treacherous underwater terrain in the area.

Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Gogebic County Search and Rescue Team members continued to search at the falls Monday and into Tuesday morning.

The Michigan State Police, Michigan DNR, U.S. Forest Service, Beacon Ambulance and Gogebic County Search and Rescue Team all assisted the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office.

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