Polish Couple plunged to death from cliff in front of their young children While Trying to A Take a Selfie

A couple ‘taking a selfie’ on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.

The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Raca, west Portugal.


Police say the pair, who are yet to be named, may have been trying to take a photo of themselves moments before they fell.

The couple’s children, aged five and six, witnessed the accident and are now undergoing psychiatric care.

The parents apparently crossed a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, but the police are still investigating their final moments.

Captain Dario Pinto Moreira, who is in charge of the port at nearby Cascais, told Portuguese news channel CMTV that the Poles slipped.

Emergency services were alerted on Saturday evening by a Spanish couple, but attempts to recover the bodies were suspended until Sunday because of the rising tide.

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