Another tourist dies taking selfie at cliff in Zakynthos

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A 22-year-old tourist from Cuba died on Monday when she fell from the cliffs at  Zakynthos, trying to take a selfie with the famous shipwreck in the background.

According to her American partner, the woman stood as close as possible to the edge of the cliff in order to be able to get the best shot of herself and the famous shipwreck. She lost her balance and fell deep down.

Police and the cost guard that sailed to the spot could only recover the dead body of the woman. The incident occurred at 4 o’ clock Monday afternoon.

The corpse was taken to the morgue for further investigation.

According to local media, it is considered as certain that it was an accident.

Two months ago, a 23 year old student was killed when he also tried to take a selfie. The man was seen by other tourists as he fell down the cliff.

In June 2016, a Chinese tourist was drowned while he was swimming in the Navagio Beach. He had arrived with one of the many tourist boats bringing daily dozens of tourists who want to admire the shipwreck and enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters. After the accident, the municipality decided to hire life guards over the tourist season.

Reports state that locals are urging authorities to consider safety measures in the area.

 

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.