Photos: Indian Couple Fall To Their Death While Taking Selfie In California

An Indian couple has been reported dead after the fell at California’s Yosemite National Park while apparently taking a selfie.

According to report, Vishnu Viswanath, 29 and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, died last week after falling from Taft Point a popular overlook at the park that does not have a railing, while their bodies were later recovered by park rangers on Thursday.

While speaking on the unfortunate incident, Viswanath’s brother in India disclosed that he believes the couple were taking a selfie when the tragedy happened.

According to report, the couple who lived in the United States, were travel enthusiasts and had a blog called ''Holidays and HappilyEverAfters” that chronicled their adventures. And in a recent Instagram post, Moorthy posted a photo of her sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon and reflected about the “daredevilry” of taking pictures from dangerous locations.

“Is our life worth just one photo?” she wrote.

Though it has been said that the couple fell almost 800 feet (245 meters) in an area surrounded by steep terrain and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies, authorities said park officials were investigating the deaths and the probe could take several days.

According to a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, some 259 people have died worldwide in recent years while taking selfies, and most of the deaths occurred in India where 159 selfie deaths have been reported since 2011.

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