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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They should install a plank to make it easier.
Honestly, I don’t have a problem with those folks going there.
And then it’s off to the colorful poisonous lake in Russia that killed a number of swimmers and off again to the burning nuclear reactor in Japan that’s been emitting radiation. Instagramers are so cool...
"I'm Charles Darwin, and I approve."
WD-40 works for sure.
Selfie disease. Vanity. In the last days people will be ‘lovers of themselves’. Sure, technology is facillitating this idiocy, but the impulse is as old as scratching a cave wall
You can experience the plank from the safety of your own home:
Look, Ma, no hands!
Any of em take selfies to record that they visited the spot?
A lot of those out there ... the one leading the fools.
Certainly not the most dangerous place on Earth to visit. I was expecting a sheer cliff over the ocean like people visit in Ireland, not a place with carve-out stepped paths.
If someone takes extra precautions and not act carelessly, especially in wet conditions, then whatever.
Process of natural selection?
Awesome. Made me laugh.
of course the iPhag smartphone types went there. What their airhead culture is all about, isn’t it?
They should install a non removable sign that reads “I’m a Moron”.
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