The Last Picture: Teen Falls in Yosemite National Park + 5 Other Cases When People Tragically Died While Trying to Take a Selfie

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We all are doing our best to take cool photos of ourselves and get lots of Instagram likes but sometimes people go too far. Nexter.org gathered tragical cases when people tried to take selfies but it ended with death. 

Falling at the edge of Nevada Fall

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A teenager who was visiting from Israel died Wednesday in Yosemite National Park while reportedly trying to take a selfie. Israel’s Foreign Ministry identified the teen as 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter, and local sources confirmed the death.

Frankfurter apparently lost his balance while trying to take a photo of himself at the edge of Nevada Fall before falling 250 metres to his death, the teen’s mother told The Times of Israel.

Nevada Fall is about a 5-6 hour hike from Yosemite Valley, often along the route toward the famed Half Dome hike.

Bears don’t smile for selfies

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In May 2018, Odisha, India, Prabhu Bhatara tried to take a selfie with an injured bear while stopping at a bathroom on the way home from a wedding reception. Bhatara’s friends reportedly tried to deter him from taking the selfie, but he ignored the warnings and got up close to the animal for a picture.

The bear quickly attacked and – despite attempts to intervene – Bhatara died on the spot. The bear was later treated for its injuries.

Shot himself by accident

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In 2016, a man from Concrete, Washington fatally shot himself in the face while trying to take a selfie. The 43-year-old (whose name was not released by the police) apparently thought the gun was unloaded. He and his girlfriend had taken several selfies with the weapon that day, and each time, the man unloaded the gun before the pictures, then reloaded it after.

Killing beauty of Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal is a place of great beauty, but when a Japanese tourist tried to capture himself in the beauty with the help of a selfie stick, he fell down a series of steps and died of head injuries at the local hospital.

The last selfie of a pilot

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In 2014, the 29-year-old pilot of a Cessna 150K in Colorado killed himself, and a passenger while taking selfies as he flew the plane. A GoPro camera mounted to the dash of the plane captured the pilot and his passengers taking photos and texting.

College students hit by a train

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In Mathura, India, three college students attempted to take a “daredevil selfie” of themselves standing on the train tracks as a speeding train approached. Their plan was to jump from the tracks, but their timing was severely off and they ended up being mowed down by a train.


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