Moment teenage girls come dangerously close to the edge of a rock face and risk their lives for an exotic waterfall selfie
- Photos are from teenage girls posing dangerously close to the cliff for a selfie
- The photo was shared with social media by a concerned resident who saw the girls
- More than 250 people have died from attempts to take selfies in six years
- Deaths also led to calls to & # 39; no selfie zones & # 39; to implement
This is the heartbreaking moment when two girls were at risk of falling to death so that they could take a selfie.
A concerned resident caught the dangerous photo shoot of the teenagers in Minyon Falls, near Byron Bay.
The woman, who did not want to be named, placed the photo on a community Facebook group to warn of the dangers, Yahoo News reported.
She said the stunt wasn't worth the risk & # 39; to be injured or killed and that the behavior of the girls & # 39; disrespectful & # 39; was because they had ignored warning signs beside the edge of the cliff.
A worried resident took social media to share a picture of two teenage girls dangerously close to the edge of a cliff in an effort to get the & # 39; perfect & # 39; to take selfie
& # 39; They were on forbidden land, there are signs everywhere and they ignored them, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; It is really their parents and emergency services who have to deal with the consequences. & # 39;
The National Parks and Wildlife Service Public Parks Officer, Felicia Eccles, said the nature of the site was unpredictable and dangerous.
& # 39; Safety is a priority for NPWS and measures have been taken to inform visitors about the risks at this location, including signs warning visitors of the fall of 100 meters above the cliff & # 39 ;, she said to the publication.
A recent study has shown that more than 250 people have died in the last six years trying to make the perfect selfie.
Researchers from India discovered that between October 2011 and November 2017 259 people died while trying to make the perfect selfie.
Most of these deaths were from drowning, good for 70 lives.
The resident involved said the girls' behavior was not & # 39; the risk & # 39; was worth being wounded or killed
A recent study has shown that more than 250 people have died in the last six years trying to make the perfect selfie
On average, those who died in their early years & # 39; 20 died. The vast majority, 72.5 percent, were male, while 27.5 percent were female.
The study concluded that governments & # 39; no selfie zones & # 39; must introduce into tourist areas.
& # 39; Especially places such as water bodies, mountain tops and over tall buildings to reduce the frequency of selfie-related deaths, & # 39; stated the investigation.
In August 2018, the Australian man died in Western Australia trying to take a selfie at a popular tourist spot.
Just two months earlier, Australian Michael Kearns and his British girlfriend Louise Benson died in Portugal trying to take a selfie overlooking the beach in the town of Ericeira.
Only two months earlier, Australian Michael Kearns (left) and his British girlfriend Louise Benson (right) died in Portugal while they also tried to take a selfie overlooking the beach in the city of Ericeira