Skip to comments.Instagrammers flock to cliffs where woman taking selfie plunged to death
Posted on 09/03/2019 12:23:48 PM PDT by simpson96
On the morning of Aug. 17 at around 11:20 a.m., a woman slipped off a cliff in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, and plummeted to her death.
Just a short time later, as helicopters still swarmed overhead, visitors treading in her steps at the scenic Diamond Bay Reserve at Vaucluse flooded social media with photos, according to News 7.
The victim a 27-year-old from Sydney who has yet to be identified was sitting on a ledge to be photographed by a friend, a witness to the accident told the Wentworth Courier, a local publication. When she stood up, she lost her balance and fell approximately 131 feet.
Over the past week, post-accident visitors have climbed fences and clambered to get the same dramatic shot, committing two faux pas: overtly ignoring the lessons of her circumstances and angering residents of the historic neighborhood.(snip)
Selfie-seeking tourists have flooded the precarious cliffs since at least April, when they became a photographic hotspot especially for weddings after being popularized by Instagram influencers.
It is only a matter of time until there is a fatality, the Australian Telegraph proclaimed at the time.
Starting in the spring, residents lobbied for measures to deter tourists and to keep them safe. There hasnt been any sign of [the tourist photo-taking] slowing down, another resident told the Telegraph in April. The only time it does is when it rains.
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How about a springboard?
The inner lemming is strong Down-under.
I don’t believe Darwin got it right regarding evolution, but he nailed the natural selection part...
“Instagrammers flock to cliffs where woman taking selfie plunged to death
The victim ...was sitting on a ledge to be photographed by a friend,...”
Not to be too much of an ass, but does the stupidity of misusing “selfie” bother anyone else?
Yes. Was just about to post that as well. Journalism!
The great thing about Australia is the lack of warning signs.
You really had to be on your toes ALL the time.
Crocks, Tai Pans, Stingers, Cassowary...the entire Country is deadly.
With care and a guide, fantastic wildlife!
Nice refreshing place to enjoy a Tide Pod or two.
“We ARRRE lemmings!” - Nat’l Lampoon
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