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British tourist dies taking selfie after falling off beach wall

mercurial

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British tourist dies taking selfie after falling off beach wall with another traveller

A man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s were discovered by a beach cleaner in Ericeira, close to to Lisbon, after the fall which happened between 1am and 6am.

Rui Pereira da Terra, head of the local rescue force, said: ‘Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie. ‘It seems they dropped their mobile phone and fell down while leaning over to retrieve it.’ It is not currently known which of the couple was British.

The British Foreign Office is in touch with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about the deaths. A DFAT spokesman said: ‘The Department has been in contact with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the other person who died in the incident. ‘Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment.’ The beach is a popular resort with surfers on the south coast of the Algarve.

 

Flanders

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What a ridiculous title. :D

So he fell off the wall and incurred serious injury, got up and died while taking the selfie? :p
 

daveza

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There's something about Brits and falling from heights.

Every week almost without fail there is a report of a Brit falling from a high balcony somewhere.
 
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There's something about Brits and falling from heights.

Every week almost without fail there is a report of a Brit falling from a high balcony somewhere.
It is the beginning of summer up there and we all know how British tourists get on the Iberian peninsula.
 

daveza

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There's something about Brits and falling from heights.

Every week almost without fail there is a report of a Brit falling from a high balcony somewhere.
Just some of the more recent ones -

Brit tourist, 52, and Irish lad, 19, in hospital after falling from separate hotels in Majorca

British woman who fell to death from balcony is named

British man, 22, dies in Palma balcony fall

Retired Brit falls 18 floors to his death in Pattaya

A British man has died after falling from the third floor

British tourist falls from condo balcony in Chiang Mai

Brit Falls To His Death From Udon Thani Hotel
 

access

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There's something about Brits and falling from heights.

Every week almost without fail there is a report of a Brit falling from a high balcony somewhere.
they are clueless without their health & safety warnings everywhere :D
 
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