This bit of sad news caught my eye because Julie and I were there a little over a couple of weeks ago!
This seems to be a particularly bad year for waterfall-related fatalities around the world. Some recent fatalities over Vernal Fall and Wapama Falls (both in Yosemite) as well as near Eaton Canyon Falls in Altadena come to mind.
So we must emphasize that while the beauty of Nature is something to appreciate and seek out, you must respect its dangers by taking measures to minimize your exposure to these risks thereby maximizing your safety and enjoyment.
Here's the article I stumbled across.