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Couple Dies While Trying To Take Selfie On Cliff: Report

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A couple fell off a cliff a Cabo de Roca in Portugal (pictured) while trying to take a selfie, police said.
A couple fell off a cliff a Cabo de Roca in Portugal (pictured) while trying to take a selfie, police said.

A couple reportedly plunged to their deaths Saturday while attempting to take a selfie on a cliff in Portugal.

Touring the ocean views around Cabo de Roca, a married couple, accompanied by their two young children, posed for a photo along the cliffside in a dangerous spot past a protective barrier. According to local news reports, witnesses said the Polish couple fell while trying to take a selfie.

The children, aged 5 and 6, reportedly witnessed the fall.

Local authorities recovered two bodies from the bottom of the cliff on Sunday. They are estimated to have plunged about 260 feet into the ravine below.

The two children were taken into custody by Polish officials shortly after the incident. They are currently receiving psychological care and are expected to be reunited with family members who are en route to Portugal.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the circumstances of the deaths, which have thus far been labeled an accident in news reports.

Sadly, this is not the first time someone has suffered grave injuries while attempting to take a photo. In another incident reported earlier this month, a man is believed to have accidentally killed himself while posing for a selfie with a loaded gun.

Clarification: The text has been updated to clarify that the couple was from Poland.

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