A 38-year-old mother plunged 262ft to her death after she climbed over a railing at a popular lookout for a photo.
Rosy Loomba was visiting the Grampians National Park in Australia with her family when she fell from the Boroka Lookout on Saturday afternoon.
Her husband and two children saw her fall as she posed for a photo at the beautiful spot, only months after authorities warned many tourists were risking their lives for perfect social media photos.
Witnesses said the mother slipped after climbing over a railing before tumbling 262ft. Her horrified family helplessly watched as she died at the scene.
Her sister-in-law, Jassu Minal Loomba, said the mother-of-two had been devoted to her family.
“She was a good life partner for my brother and best mum for her kids. (The family is) still in shock and it’s really hard to believe,” she told The Herald Sun.
The tragic incident occurred months after local officers issued a warning about the Grampians area.
A police warning read in January 2019: “One of the issues that is constantly tying up our resources is individuals risking life and limb in a bid to get the ”ultimate selfie.”
“We regularly see dangerous photos and videos geo-tagged to the area where individuals have compromised their own safety to get a particular shot. We also frequently work with local rescue teams on missions to bring individuals to safety who have ignored signage and climbed over safety barriers or fencing.
“Our missions do not always have successful outcomes.”
Sgt. Russell Brown also said before the tragedy: “From an emergency services point of view it’s quite frustrating when you see that irresponsible action that can lead to serious injury or death.
“If you fall, you die.
“If this turns bad you’ve got to be thinking of your family, friends and other people who have to become involved.”
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