California Woman Dies While Taking a Selfie Over Waterfall

first_img A young woman died after losing her footing while taking a selfie over the waterfall near Lake Tahoe, California, officials said.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District said in a statement posted to Facebook Friday the woman was taking photos at Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park but “lost her footing and went over.”The Tahoe Truckee Rescue Team responded to the falls Friday to recover the woman’s body, according to the statement.AdChoices广告 Scientists Who Take Selfies Gain More Public Trust, Study FindsGoogle AI Turns Selfies Into Ethereal Poetry Portraits “This is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas,” the North Tahoe Fire Protection District said. “Don’t underestimate the power of waterfalls, rivers, and cold water temperatures.”The woman was not identified, and officials are instructing people to avoid the area while emergency personnel complete their investigation.In 2018, a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care found that more than 250 people died between 2011 and 2017 worldwide while taking selfies. The average age of the people who died while taking selfies was about 23.More on Geek.com:Instagram Cracks Down on Harmful Wild Animal SelfiesScientists Who Take Selfies Gain More Public Trust, Study Finds10 Space Selfies Taken Hundreds of Miles Above Earthcenter_img Stay on targetlast_img