Travel Agents may want to start warning their clients on the real risks of taking a selfie after two Aussies lost of their lives mid-picture.

The Australian couple is believed to have fallen from a lookout in Portugal while attempting to capture the country’s popular Pescadores beach behind them.

According to, the pair was leaning out over the lookout located 30km from Lisbon, when they dropped their phone, lost their balance and fell.


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Head of Rescue Service, Rui Pereira da Terra, told the AFP that evidence and witness interviews suggest that that “fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie”.

“It seems they dropped their mobile phone and fell down while leaning over to retrieve it.”

Rui Pereira da Terra, Head of Rescue Service


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This isn’t the first fatal selfie incident in the world of tourism, and according to a report compiled by HotelsCombined last year, some 37 percent of Australians will do “almost anything” to capture a share-worthy shot, even risk their lives.


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Have you ever had a major selfie scare?