A man plunged 50 feet down a jagged waterfall after losing his footing while trying to take a selfie. The bumbling youth broke his pelvis in the terrifying plunge on Saturday and is recovering in hospital.
He had been visiting his friends at the waterfall in the Gariaband District in northern India. Making his way to the top of the picturesque natural feature, he decided to take a photo. But he slipped on the wet stone before crashing over the lip of the falls and plunging down onto the rocks below. He only narrowly avoided seriously injuring another man standing at the bottom of the waterfall. Local police have urged people to avoid taking life-threatening selfies.
In June this year a 35-year-old man died after falling from a 170ft high waterfall in southern India while trying to pose for a selfie. Gamjan Usman Kagji, from Ghatprabha, climbing down the cliff face of the famous Gokak waterfalls, a popular tourist destination in the Belagavi district of Karnataka state before slipping.
Kagji and his friends had reportedly turned up at the well-known beauty spot ‘heavily drunk’ on Saturday afternoon, and had been performing stunts near the edge despite being warned of the danger. Eyewitnesses said Kagji had begun climbing down the cliff face towards the waterfall in order to pose for a picture.
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