“This is a very beautiful and scenic area, these two young ladies had gone up there (to hike) this morning,” Lt. Hodgson said.
But around 10:25 a.m. Monday, the morning turned tragic.
“One girl called and reported that her friend had fallen down a waterfall,” said Lt. Hodgson.
Marvin fell 100 feet off of Sheer Hill. Initial reports said she sustained serious head and leg injuries.
Officials said the friend, as well as nearby hikers, performed CPR on Marvin until ambulance crews arrived.
Police continued with life saving measures for about 40 minutes, but to no avail.
“We located the victim, CPR had been done on her, and continued to be done when we arrived on scene, however the victim had passed away,” Hodgson said.
UCSO detectives continue to investigate the case. They said there is nothing suspicious surrounding the death, and it appears to be a tragic accident.
“The family is, the best word I can use to describe it is, they are simply devastated,” said Lt. Hodgson.
UCSO has expressed their condolences to the family over this tragedy.