There are a lot of things to do while in France and Thailand; however, falling to your death should not be on one’s bucket list. A tourist from France was standing on a waterfall before falling to his death in Thailand. According to his friends, the tourist was taking a selfie.
On Thursday, the 33-year-old man was in the middle of taking a selfie when he fell from the Na Mueang 2 waterfall. The waterfall is on the Thai Island of Koh Samui. It is the same waterfall that back in July; a Spanish tourist died doing the same thing.
According to reports from Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul, the young man’s friend, he slipped and fell while taking a picture of himself. Those in the island’s tourist police were able to confirm the incident as well.
The man was doing what many do. They all want to take what they feel is a cool picture, only to find that they are paying attention to their surroundings.
CNN was in the process of contacting the French Foreign Ministry to comment on the terrible incident.
According to a study, around 259 people around the world have died while trying to take selfies between October of 2011 through November of 2017. India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care were the ones able to conduct the study.
The study was able to show that most selfie deaths occur in India. The next country in line with a lot of selfie deaths was Russia. Following Russa were the U.S. and Pakistan. When it comes to victims of the selfie deaths, 72% of them were men under the age of 30.
It’s not always one victim dying in these cases. Sometimes it’s families. In October, four members of the same family drowned in a dam in India. They all slipped into the water while taking a family picture.