New York State Police say they were notified Sunday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation that 34-year-old Julie Belanger of Montreal was missing.
Troopers say she and a female hiking companion were hiking near Mount Marcy on Saturday evening when Belanger fell off a log over Feldspar Brook in the town of Keene.
Police say the strong current caused by heavy rain swept Belanger downstream before the friend could rescue her.
A DEC interior caretaker found Belanger's body Sunday.
A state police helicopter was used to remove her body. Police say an autopsy conducted at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake determined Belanger had drowned.