The Tuolumne County Sheriff's dive team recovered her body in the area below Gardner Falls Tuesday morning.
Authorities confirmed the victim is 25 year old Jennifer Heiser. Deputies say Heiser was boating with friends on Monday when they noticed she was gone. The friends went to report Heiser missing at the marina. But on the way there, they were involved in a boating accident that seriously injured another Merced woman.
Investigators are now trying to determine how Heiser died. Her loved ones say she was a sweet and outgoing young woman.
Family Friend, Diana Aragon said, "Very vibrant. She always kept the party alive. She was a great dancer, she always laughed and smiled and wanted to always have a fun time."
Heiser's longtime boyfriend, Adam Aragon, was too upset to speak on camera. But he shared a letter with Action News that says in part, "Jennifer was the love of my life and I can't imagine living life without her."