A 38-year-old Australian mom reportedly plummeted to her death in front of her family while she was trying to capture a selfie.
Rosy Loomba fell roughly 262 feet off the Boroka Lookout on Saturday, according to news.com.au. Loomba reportedly climbed over a safety barrier at the lookout that is known on Instagram as the “perfect selfie spot” and has warranted numerous warnings from police about the dangerous location.
She fell in front of her husband and young sons, according to the report. It took State Emergency Service volunteers and Victoria Police more than six hours to retrieve her body, news.com.au reported.
Police have warned hikers to avoid the dangerous spot, saying that pictures at the site — which have more than 6,000 tags on Instagram — would eventually lead to tragedy, according to the report. (RELATED: Death By Selfie: 127 People Died From ‘Killfies’)
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“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,” police warned in 2019, news.com.au reported.
“We regularly see dangerous photos and videos geo-tagged to the area where individuals have compromised their own safety to get a particular shot,” police reportedly said. “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.”
A 59-year-old tourist died at the site in 1999 after she fell to her death while vacationing with family. In 2018, a man went viral after he completed a backflip on the edge of the lookout, according to nzherald.co.nz.