Woman's body found after slip from waterfall edge

A body has been found after a three-day, multi-agency search for a woman who slipped and fell from the edge of a waterfall.

Police divers located the woman's body about 11.30am on Tuesday.

While it is yet to be formally identified, the body is believed to be that of a 20-year-old who was reported missing early on Sunday afternoon following reports she had slipped and fallen at Belmore Falls, in the NSW Southern Highlands region.

A report would be prepared for the coroner, police said.

An extensive water- and land-based search involving local police and specialist rescue officers, as well as ambulance staff, State Emergency Service volunteers and other personnel, was carried out in an attempt to find the missing bushwalker.

It resumed on Tuesday morning after the operation was suspended on Monday evening due to low light.

Large parts of NSW were hit with heavy rain over the weekend, with multiple areas receiving more than a month's in one day.

Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie, from the Hume police district, told ABC Radio conditions had made it tough to carry out the search.

"It is still slippery, there is a lot of water and dampness around the areas we're searching," he said.

Authorities urged the public to be cautious when hiking during wet weather amid suggestions the woman could have been attracted to the falls due to the high volume of water from the rains.

"We ask people to use the necessary precautions to avoid getting hurt," Insp Bernie said.

The waterfall, which plunges about 77 to 130m across three drops, is a popular attraction for tourists.

Jeisson Leon, a 28-year-old Colombian man, died in September after falling from a cliff while abseiling at Belmore Falls.

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