Machu Picchu tourist falls to death while jumping for photo
He jumped into the air to capture a moment and fell to his death.
Oliver Paps, a 51-year-old from Germany, fell 650 feet into a ravine at the Andean archaeological site on Wednesday, police told AFP.
An official witness told the outlet that Paps said, “I’m going to jump in the air — take a photo for me as a memory,” before another Machu Picchu visitor photographed him as he fell into the abyss.
He had crossed over a barrier meant to keep visitors safely away from the edge of the mountainous tourist attraction, Machu Picchu’s director Fernando Astete said.