Yet another woman has fallen to her death attempting to take a selfie, once again raising the stake when it comes to getting social media photos.
33-year-old Belgian citizen Zoe Snoeks was perched upon the edge of a cliff in Luxembourg on Tuesday, when she lost her footing and plunged into the Ourthe River.
Snoeks’ corpse was recovered thanks to the efforts of police, firefighters, scuba teams and the Perilous Environment Reconnaissance and Intervention Group.
According to the New York Post, Joeri Janssen, Snoeks’ husband, was a witness to the event.
“Since the pandemic, it was our little thing to drive across Europe in our van and take beautiful photos,” he said.
When his wife fell, he did not actually see her fall but knew what had happened.
“I turned to the dogs and told them to wait. When I turned back to Zoe, she was no longer there. She had just vanished. It must have happened in less than five seconds,” Janssen said. “I didn’t see or hear anything. No rustling, no screams or shouts. I looked up and saw only dust. I called her even though I knew it was hopeless. The chasm was several tens of meters deep.
“I immediately called the emergency services, but had almost no network. They didn’t understand me, even though I speak a little French,” he added, noting that he rushed to the nearby Le Belvedere Hotel to seek help.
Unfortunately for Jannsen, the outcome was grim.
“The rescue team could not find Zoe immediately, they said in French. Then they told me that unfortunately Zoe was dead, also in French, but I immediately understood what they meant,” he said. “Taking photos was her passion. I immediately unlocked her phone and saw that she had taken a photo on the cliff edge. Her very last selfie.”
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