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Body of Spokane man who fell over cliff at Palouse Falls State Park has been found

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Co-workers and friends have identified the man as Cade Prophet Co-workers and friends have identified the man as Cade Prophet
PALOUSE FALLS STATE PARK, Wash. -

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Officials have confirmed the body of a Spokane man who fell off a cliff while trying to take a selfie at Palouse Falls State Park with his girlfriend has been found. 

Friends and co-workers identified the man to KHQ as Cade Prophet.

 Prophet posted on his Facebook page just hours before his death.

The 25-year-old shared his excitement for the day.

Along with a picture of the blue skies, the post read “Beautiful morning for a trip to Pallouse Falls!”

Friends shared their condolences on social media.

One man wrote, “It's never easy to lose someone, especially when that person was a big part of your life. Not being able to come to you for advice or any problem I have is going to hurt. I already miss you more than I ever thought I could. RIP Catorade. You affected so many lives around you. Love you man.”

Another said, “He was literally my best friend, I've never met anyone like him before. We worked together, played together... I just was video chatting him yesterday morning before he went to the falls.”

Prophet's body has been found, according to officials, and a recovery mission is underway. 

Update: Sheriff's deputies tell us a recovery operation is now underway at Palouse Falls where a man from Spokane has drowned.

Detectives say the 25-year-old was trying to take a selfie with his girlfriend above the falls when he fell about 35 feet off the back side of a cliff. Deputies say they don't know if he went over the falls, so rescue teams have been looking above and below it.

Because the water is moving so quickly, search crews may have to wait until Tuesday to start searching underwater. Crews say they have a general area they plan on searching, but if his body isn't there, it could take longer to find him.

Previous coverage:

Dive Rescue and Search and Rescue crews are looking for a man who fell over a cliff at Palouse Falls State Park on Monday.

Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies say the 25-year-old man from the Spokane area was trying to take a selfie with his girlfriend when he fell above the falls off of the back side of the cliffs.

It happened around 2:30 Monday afternoon and the man hasn't been seen since. Dive rescue crews are assessing the safety of the water before crews enter the water to search for the man.

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