Footage of Man Falling From Cliff While Taking a Selfie Goes Viral
Turkish man plunges to his death attempting 'funny photo' on cliff edge
A Turkish man had died after trying to take a selfie on the edge of a cliff and accidentally plunging to his death while attempting to pose for the "funny" photo.
The Kurdish man, Hüseyin Dağ, was attempting to capture a photograph while jumping on the edge of a cliff face in Şanlıurfa, Şanlıurfa, Turkey, but lost his footage and died when he fell off the edge.
Dağ had gone with his wife and eight children up to the top of the cliff to celebrate his birthday and wanted to get a "cool pic" to upload to his Instagram profile.
After falling from the sheer drop, he was killed instantly, with his entire family witnessing the tragic incident, according to reports.
Video footage of his shocking fall has since gone viral on social media.
Hüseyin Dağ's death is the latest in a long line of people dying trying to take a cool photo to show to their friends.
In October, a South Korean student fell off the edge of the Seven Sisters Cliffs in East Sussex, UK.
According to Telegraph, Hyewon Kim, 23, had asked a passerby to take a picture of her during a trip to Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex, on June 22.
As she jumped into the air for the shot, she lost her footing and fell 200ft, the inquest was told.
Eastbourne senior coroner Alan Craze recorded a conclusion of death by misadventure.
The court heard Ms. Kim, from South Korea, suffered catastrophic injuries in the fall. The day before the incident, there had been a severe rock fall at the same location.
The inquest at Eastbourne Town Hall heard Miss Kim had handed her mobile phone to a group of three other South Korean tourists who she did not know and asked them to take her picture at the cliff edge.
Det Sgt Tod Stewart, from Sussex Police CID, said: "Witnesses said the female was standing on the edge having photographs taken when she fell.
"The three females were taken to the police interview room at Newhaven where they met staff from the Korean embassy who helped with taking statements.
"They confirmed they were taking photos and that they did not know her."
The detective said police were able to access her locked iPhone when they connected it to a laptop found in her bag at the top of the cliffs.
Mr. Stewart added: "There were six photos of her standing extremely close to the cliffs. They were showing her jumping in the air extremely close to the edge.
"Her concentration is not on anything other than what she is doing. The expression on her face shows nothing but enjoyment."
Statements from the three other South Korean students were read at the inquest.
In Young Choi, 24, said: "I went to the Seven Sisters for tourism. Another Korean girl, who I did not know, was there and she asked me to take photos.
"As I was taking photos, she fell down. We all tried to find someone to call 999. After 999 calls, I call Korean Embassy."
Jin Gyeong Jang said: "I saw her standing then heard sound of a bang, then she was not there. At the space where was was standing, there was a bag."
A post-mortem examination concluded Miss Kim died from catastrophic head injuries.
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Mr. Craze said: "This is a very poignant and sad case. I want to express my profound sympathy and condolences to her family."
The coroner said he would welcome further research into methods of preventing further deaths at the cliffs.
"This death is not unique," he added.
"Very sadly, whatever is done by way of signage, we should be lucky if this is the last one."
Mr. Craze said he would encourage the National Trust to look into improved signage and fencing along the Seven Sisters.