(CNN) — A lady in Australia fell off a cliff to her demise on Saturday after attempting to take a photograph on the precarious location.
Police mentioned Loomba climbed previous security obstacles and warning indicators, to pose on a rock for a photograph when she tripped over the sting, falling greater than 80 meters (about 262 toes) down the cliff face, in response to Nine News.
Witnesses heard Loomba screaming, however have been unable to assist. Police and the state emergency service labored for six hours to scale the cliff and retrieve her physique.
The viewing platform was closed all through the afternoon throughout the retrieval course of, however was reopened to the general public by 10 p.m.
The lookout is a very widespread picture spot; a fast search of the situation tag on Instagram exhibits dozens of pictures displaying individuals on the cliffside, legs dangling over the sting, or balanced on a slender rock close to the sting. Just a few even filmed themselves doing backflips by the sting.
Local tour information Graham Wood advised Nine News he had warned his clients in regards to the lookout simply half an hour earlier than Loomba’s fall. “I made a comment to my customers, that this (people climbing over the barrier) happens all the time,” he mentioned. “And one of these days, someone’s going to fall off. I’m sad that it’s happened.”
In the aftermath, authorities reminded the general public to heed security indicators and tips, and that no picture is value an individual’s life.
“We can’t rope off every part of Victoria,” mentioned Police Minister Lisa Neville. “People have to take responsibility.”