August 11, 2014 12:44 pm -

The Polish couple, vacationing in Portugal, decided to take selfies while standing on a cliff.

The couple and their children had been visiting cliffs at Cabo da Roca when the tragic incident occurred, WILX 10 reports. They fell from the cliff top into the Atlantic Ocean, where rescue workers were eventually able to retrieve their bodies.The couple’s children are now reportedly in the care of Polish diplomats, and have visited with psychologists.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time a selfie has turned fatal. Earlier this month, we reported on the man in Mexico who died while taking a selfie with a gun.

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7 responses to Couple Falls To Their Death While Taking Selfies With Their Kids

  1. MIAtheistGal August 11th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Those poor kids. I feel so badly, I’m even going to bypass the obvious joke.

    • Pistol-Packing August 11th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      very sad

  2. M D Reese August 11th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I used to live near a beach where several tourists–sometimes whole families–were washed out to sea each year while standing with their backs to the water while having their pictures taken. The beach was clearly posted.

    • MIAtheistGal August 11th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      That must have been awful to witness.

      • M D Reese August 11th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

        It got worse. There was one time when a young boy was swept out–you could see him struggling in the surf. A news helicopter was on scene and hovered around him and filmed him drowning. They actually won an award for their coverage. It made me sick.

  3. Bunya August 11th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I would think that government would put up fences, or some type of deterrent, to prevent this from happening again. My heart goes out to the small children

  4. ARealHousewifeInOC August 11th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Will someone please point Kim KarASSHian to the nearest cliff!?!?