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Couple Dies After Trying to Take Selfie on Cliff Edge in Portugal

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:54:09 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(CABO DA ROCA, Portugal) -- A Polish couple was killed after they tried to take a selfie on a cliff in Portugal and fell hundreds of feet, Polish Radio reports.

The couple fell from the rocky edge of a cliff in Cabo da Roca, Portugal, on Saturday. They would have had to cross a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, according to Polish Radio.

Their young children, ages 5 and 6, were with them and witnessed the accident. They are currently under psychiatric care, Polish Radio reports.

A Spanish couple that was also at the location called emergency crews, and rescuers tried to recover the bodies using a helicopter, but had to give up because of the rising tide on Saturday. The bodies were recovered on Monday.

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