Selfie-taking couple fall to death in Portugal

The fishing village Ericeira. The old harbour and beach Praia dos Pescadores. Europe. Southern Europe. Portugal. (Photo by: Martin Zwick/REDA&CO/UIG via Getty Images)

Lisbon- A port official said on Tuesday that an Australian couple fell to their death from a wall while overlooking a popular tourist beach in Portugal.

Rui Pereira da Terra, head of the rescue service in Cascais port near Lisbon, told AFP,  “Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie,”

De Terra added, “It seems they dropped their mobile phone and fell down while leaning over to retrieve it.”

The deadly accident happened at the nations capital, Lisbon, at the coastal town of Ericeira, it is a well know surfing spot 18 miles (30 km) away from Lisbon.

The beach is known to be surrounded by cliffs and a 40 m high wall.

This incident is not the first time tourists have fallen off the wall.

Photo Credit- Huffpost UK

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