Couple dies after trying to take selfies on cliff edge in Portugal

Couple dies after trying to take selfies on cliff edge in Portugal

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The cliffs at Cabo da Roca, where a couple fell are seen in this file photo.

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by ABC News

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:23 AM

(ABC News) --  A Polish couple was killed after they tried to take a selfie on a cliff in Portugal and fell hundreds of feet, Polish Radio reported.

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

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

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, according to Polish Radio.

 

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