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Couple Falls To Death In Front Of Kids - All For A Selfie

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 5:15 AM
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PHOTO: The cliffs at Cabo da Roca, where a couple fell are seen in this file photo.

A Polish couple was killed after they tried to take a selfie on a cliff in Portugal and fell hundreds of feet, Polish Radio reported.

The couple fell from the rocky edge of a cliff in Cabo da Raca, Portugal, on Saturday. They would have had to cross a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, the Polish Radio reported.

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Their young children, ages 5 and 6, were with them and witnessed the accident. They are currently under psychiatric care, according to Polish Radio.

A Spanish couple that was also at the location called emergency crews and rescuers tried to recover the bodies using a helicopter, but had to give up because of the rising tide on Saturday. The bodies were recovered on Monday, according to Polish Radio.

by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 5:15 AM
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La_Vie_en_R0se
by Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:46 AM

This is awful.  Those poor babies.  

Marti123
by Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:17 PM
How sad. That is probably the worst tragedy I will read about today.
MelanieJK
by Silver Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Horrible.    Thankfully they weren't trying to include the kids in the selfie.   

teenkabear
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Terrible.  It's really, really awful that something like this had to happen & leave 2 precious children without parents and emotional scars for life.

That being said, maybe people can learn something from this & it will prevent future accidents.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:26 PM

 Poor kids :(

free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:01 PM

 Their young children, ages 5 and 6, were with them and witnessed the accident. They are currently under psychiatric care, according to Polish Radio.  :(

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Sad and tragic for all.

Arroree
by Ruby Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

:(

jllcali
by Jane on Aug. 13, 2014 at 6:27 PM
Very sad.
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